WAN IFRA | Why your newsroom needs an impact editor

Last week we learned about social media editors, this week find out what an impact editor is, the importance of this new role, and why we’ll be seeing more organisations with this key role. Read the article here

The Fix Media | Solidarity journalism: What it is and how to do it 

In another piece on its series on emerging or remerging forms of journalism, The Fix explains what solidarity journalism is and how journalists can use it to report injustices. Read the article here

Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism | Will AI-generated images create a new crisis for fact-checkers? 

How will fact-checkers keep up with the increasingly realistic AI-generated images that depict fake news? This also includes the current reality of deep-fake videos. It is becoming even more challenging for the industry to retain the public’s trust and it can not afford to lose further credibility at the hands of AI. Read the article here.

The Conversation | AI makes our journalism even more important

Journalism is as important as ever in this time of artificial intelligence, misinformation, and disinformation. And The Conversation ensures that fact-checking and thorough research is at the core of the work they do with academics. Read the article here

Committee to Protect Journalists | South African court’s gag on amaBhungane raises fears for investigative journalism, sources

The battle between the South African investigative unit amaBhungane and the Moti Group continues after a high court in the country handed the former a temporary injunction, barring it from further reporting on the Moti Group and requiring it to return documents in its possession on the Moti Group of companies. Media groups have expressed concern over how the case is unfolding. Read the article here

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