AI application in journalism: ChatGPT and the uses and risks of an emergent technology



Palabras clave:

Journalism, Artificial intelligence, AI, ChatGPT, Automated journalism, Computational journalism, Hi-tech, Journalistic ethics, Journalists


AI integration in media newsrooms is changing professional routines, required profiles and journalistic products. The acceleration in the development of this technology since the end of 2022 makes it necessary to review these tools in order to analyse their uses and risks, as well as their possible applications in the journalistic field. OpenAI launched ChatGPT in November 2022 open to the public. This tool has been a key element in this technological revolution. This paper analyses ChatGPT applications in journalistic newsrooms through its introduction during a working day in the routine of different professionals. A mixed methodology was used to carry out this experience: a benchmarking of AI tools applied to journalism was created, a walkthrough experience was carried out with ChatGPT and, based on the results obtained in these first two phases, the experiment with journalists was designed. A total of 12 journalists of different ages and sectors with little or no previous contact with technological tools based on artificial intelligence, as the aim of the study is to observe the application in newsrooms without the need for technical training, participated in this research. The results show the usefulness of the tool to automate mechanical processes, rewrite texts, analyse data and even serve as a content idea creator. On the other hand, journalists have also perceived significant risks such as inaccuracy of AI as well as lack of "˜empathy´.


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Cómo citar

Gutiérrez-Caneda, B., Vázquez-Herrero, J., & López-Garcí­a, X. . (2023). AI application in journalism: ChatGPT and the uses and risks of an emergent technology. Profesional De La información Information Professional, 32(5).



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