Digital Natives: The New Media Generation, ChatGPT/AI-Driven News

Jennifer Okaima Piette
2 min readMar 18

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Created with AI: “a bright future with flying cars and AI journalists”

The more powerful GPT-4 promises to blow previous iterations out of the water, potentially changing the way we use the internet to work, play and create. But it could also add to challenging questions around how AI tools can upend professions, enable students to cheat, and shift our relationship with technology. — CNN

Reflecting on the growing trend of ChatGPT, media innovations, and other AI-driven disruptions of the media landscape as we know it reminds me of the 2011 World Press Freedom Day celebration organized jointly by UNESCO, the U.S. Department of State, the Center for International Media Assistance at the National Endowment for Democracy, IREX, and the United Nations Foundation.

During the conference that took place May 1–3 in Washington 12 years ago, I had the privilege of speaking about youth and news consumption in the digital age. I shared that although we grapple with the challenge of misinformation, the opportunity that the new media brought was the growing rate at which news consumers were able to shift roles to become news producers. New media increased access to information, built bridges, and transformed the nature of youth participation and citizen engagement on social issues.

Can ChatGPT and other AI disruptions bring same and more? We know it.

You can view the full panel discussion here: https://vimeo.com/23700822

Created with AI: “a bright future with flying cars and AI journalists”

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Jennifer Okaima Piette

Communications, Media, & Advocacy Expert|nee Jennifer Ehidiamen| Innately curious| Founder: @rural_reporters| #ThereIsaGod | Alum. @columbiajourn & @NIJLagos