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On Likely Evolution of Roles In Newsrooms

As we navigate the integration of AI in newsrooms, we must balance the indispensable value of human judgment with the benefits of AI. Here’s a speculative look at how these changes might evolve our editorial, technology, product, and business roles in newsrooms.

Note: Our editorial, technology, product, and business teams bring expertise, intuition, and judgment, establishing our credibility and maintaining high standards. The goal is not to replace these strengths but to enhance them with AI.

At the risk of seeming foolhardy, here is my attempt to form an opinion on this topic.

3.2 Senior Editorial Leadership

Editor-in-Chiefs will team up with technically sound and business savvy Editorial Product Managers to refine the Editorial Flywheel. They will:

  • Set up a system to measure ROI from editorial efforts.
  • Build information asymmetry: Discover new audience interests that haven’t gone mainstream yet.
  • Determine the best ways to cater to these interests, whether through syndication or dedicated teams.
  • Etc.

3.5 Community Verification Editor

Fact-checks correct records but don’t de-bias audiences. News verification experts with audience engagement skills will be crucial for platform stickiness.

3.6 Other

Writers will be incentivized to create content with longer potential shelf-life, ensuring lasting relevance and impact.