Welcome to Twipe’s Weekly News Digest! This week, we take a look at stories from across the world of publishing, how US publishers are improving their Spanish-language news access, using AI in the comments section, and more. Read our top 5 stories of the week below.
1. The story of Europe’s hottest TikTok news account: Ac2ality
As the advent of out series tackling the Technologies shaping the Future of News, we interviewed Gabriela Campbell, co-founder of an all-Spanish news media company, Ac2ality. We dive into the work of Ac2ality to gain some insights of the company and understand Gabriela’s perspectives on the future of news.
To read the full article, click here.
2. AP, Open AI agree to share select news content and technology in new collaboration
In a groundbreaking move, the Associated Press has reached an agreement with OpenAI to share access to their news content. This is likely to be a huge boon for generative AI in news products and can further the movement. Associated Press is one of the largest news cooperatives, giving OpenAI a true wealth of content to move forward.
To read the full release, click here.
3. Guardian to launch first new foreign edition in eight years covering Europe
Seeing that Europeans are their most engaged readers outside of its home, The Guardian has announced that they will be launching their first foreign edition in eight years on the continent. This will create 11 new editorial roles and looks to establish a stronger hold on the nearby area.
To read a full discussion by Press Gazette, click here.
4. How two newsrooms are improving news access for Spanish-language readers
In the US, a major opportunity and struggle for publishers is addressing their Spanish speaking audience. With the population speaking Spanish as their primary language increasing and making up a significant portion of potential readers, this presents a strong growth opportunity for publishers but also comes with the difficult task of becoming a dual-language newsroom. The Nevada Independent and The CT Mirror are setting out to deliver news access to their Spanish-language readers.
To read the full article from the Poynter Institute, click here.
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5. Want a better comments section? Graham Media Group thinks AI can help with that
Recently many news organisations have closed their comment sections, as they become hot beds of polarisation and less than civil conversation. With commenters being highly engaged, loyal users, Graham Media Group, based out of Detroit, has sought to encourage conversation while moderating with AI.
To understand more in depth how it works from Nieman Labs, click here.