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How to use ChatGPT and other generative AI tools in your newsrooms

This self-directed course features content from the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas‘ massive open online course (MOOC) titled “How to use ChatGPT and other generative AI tools in your newsrooms.” This four-week course was taught by Aimee Rinehart and Sil Hamilton and took place from Sept. 25 to Oct. 22, 2023.

 The course materials are broken into four modules, along with an introductory module:

The course materials build off each other, but the videos and readings also act as standalone resources that you can return to over time.

We hope you register and enjoy the materials. If you have any questions, please contact us at

Aimee Rinehart is the Senior Product Manager of AI Strategy for The Associated Press. Before joining the AP, she was the Deputy Director of First Draft’s New York bureau helping journalists and newsrooms to identify, verify and report on mis- and disinformation through the 2018 and 2020 U.S. election cycles. In 2018, she managed Comprova, a project to monitor and analyze misinformation and disinformation around the 2018 Brazilian elections. Aimee started working online in 1996 and was a digital originator at The New York Times, and returned to print briefly as an editor at the Wall Street Journal Europe in Brussels. She served on the steering committee for Partnership on AI’s AI Procurement and Use Guidebook for Newsrooms, and is a council member advising the direction of the newly formed Consortium on Trust in Media and Technology at the University of Florida. Aimee is in the 2024 cohort of the Executive Program in News Innovation and Leadership at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism CUNY as the Tow-Knight Fellow in AI Studies.

Sil HamiltonSil Hamilton is an AI researcher-in-residence at Hacks/Hackers, a network of journalists who rethink the future of news through talks, hackathons, and conferences. He is also a machine learning researcher at McGill University exploring the intersection of AI and culture, Sil has published research at NLP conferences like ACL, AAAI, and COLING. His work exploring the limits of language models has been discussed by Wired, The Financial Times, and Le Devoir. Sil has given talks on AI and the newsroom at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard; the Brown Institute for Media Innovation at Columbia; the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California; and The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas at the University of Texas at Austin. Sil has consulted for The Associated Press on AI policies and serves as technology advisor at Health Tech Without Borders, a non-profit seeking to mitigate healthcare crises with digital tools.

Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas
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Austin, TX, 78712

Phone: 512-471-1391