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Predictions for 2024, OpenAI’s offer to publishers, FT’s paid newsletter, podcasts in 2024 and AI tips for the newsroom: Twipe’s Weekly Digest

8 January 2024
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Welcome to the first edition of 2024 of Twipe’s weekly news digest. Today we explore our top picks from Nieman Lab’s 2024 predictions list, OpenAI’s paltry offer to publishers to use their content, FT’s paid newsletter series, podcast expectations in 2024 and tips and tricks for AI in the newsroom.

1. Nieman Lab’s Predictions for 2024: Twipe’s Top Picks

We selected our top 10 predictions from Nieman Lab’s list of over 140 for 2024.

This year’s predictions revolved around several critical themes such as AI, news consumption patterns, the role of journalism in democracy, the importance of local and community-focused journalism, misinformation and media ethics, and media business models.

Read our top 10 predictions here.

2. OpenAI is offering news publishers as little as $1M to use content

OpenAI is reportedly putting as little as $1 million and perhaps only up to $5 million on the table in an effort to strike deals with news publishing firms to use their content to train its large language models.

The report states that the company is currently negotiating with about a dozen media companies.

Read the full report from The Information.

3. FT launches new newsletter series

The Financial Times says over six weeks, readers will get expert advice and practical tools to help them make smarter money decisions and supercharge their personal finances in 2024. Written by consumer editor Claer Barrett, the series costs £19 as a stand alone product or is free for existing standard and premium FT subscribers.

Read the story on InPublishing

4. Podcast execs expect new advertisers in 2024, but stiff audience competition

Podcast execs weren’t shy about how difficult of a year it was for their businesses, facing advertising slowdowns and the challenges associated with a maturing medium.

Despite the ghost of 2023 following them into the new year, heads of podcasts at five companies were optimistic about 2024 when speaking with Digiday, sharing positive signals of continued audience growth, new advertising dollars coming into the medium and opportunities to expand shows into franchises.

Read the full article on Digiday.

5. Generative AI in the newsroom: Tips and tactics for 2024 from Reuters, Newsquest and BBC

Leaders in newsroom use of generative artificial intelligence shared tips, tools and some optimistic predictions before the holidays at the NCTJ‘s Artificial Intelligence in Journalism event.

To kick off the new year Press Gazette has rounded up the most useful lessons shared – as well as some opinions on what’s around the corner.

Read the full piece on Press Gazette.

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