Subject Journalism

AI Misinformation Campaign

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Guide students to misuse AI for a misinformation campaign in order to expose AI’s shortcomings and threats while encouraging them to think critically about persuasion, appeals in composition, and credibility.

Illustrate a Hoax

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Explore the potential for AI image-generation tools (e.g., DALL-E, Midjourney, Stable Diffusion, etc.) to corroborate false narratives, or provide “evidence” that would be characterized as misinformation.

Critical Analysis Across AI Tools & Stereotypes

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An update of the "pre-digital" exercise in which students compare multiple accounts of a particular theory from different authors. With AI tools, students engage in similar critical analysis and debate, while developing an understanding of what this software can (and cannot) do.

Correct a Bad Essay

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Practice editing skills and learn about LLMs by generating a poorly written essay and then copy editing it with annotation and reasoning.

AI Sandwich

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Use AI tools for the beginning and end of an assignment, with the middle being grounded in human knowledge and expertise.

Rehearsal to a Real Life Interview

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By conducting an interview, students can develop research, speaking, and active listening skills. This assignment helps them prepare by rehearsing with a chatbot.

Many Sides of Many Coins

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Use Large Language Models to investigate competing narratives in contemporary debates and explore how AI tools might come to shape journalism.