We’ve officially entered summer and hope that you’ve been enjoying the fresh, sunny weather.
With this welcomed change in the season, we’d like to give you an update on what “The Daily” team has been up to these past months.
“The Daily” Welcomes New Team Members
“The Daily” team welcomes our newest producer, Olivia Natt, to the team. While she’s new to the show, she joins us after previously working as a founding producer on “First Person,” a NYT Opinion podcast that wrapped in May. Her work there was skillful and attentive, and she will undoubtedly bring her ability to humanize complex ideas to “The Daily.” Before joining The New York Times, Olivia was a producer at New York Magazine and Audible. She also worked on “The Cut on Tuesdays,” Esther Perel’s “Where Should We Begin,” and her work has been featured on NPR’s “Embedded.”
Alyssa Jane Moxley is also joining the team as an Audio Engineer. Alyssa, based in France, will be giving audio support to not only our team, but other NYT Podcasts, including “Hard Fork.” On top of her engineering background, Alyssa is also well experienced in sound arts and will be an invaluable addition to the behind-the-scenes of the show.
“The Daily” has devoted several episodes to closely following and breaking down the complexities of the Trump indictments. From hush money to the handling of classified documents, this historical sequence of events has gripped the attention of our nation. To analyze and answer the open questions that follow, “The Daily” team has interviewed NYT journalists close to the stories.
In a recent episode, Mr. Trump’s arraignment in Miami was tackled from three different locations with three separate reporters. Luke Broadwater, congressional correspondent, illuminated the raillies outside the courthouse with his interviews of different Trump supporters. Glenn Thrush, who covers the Department of Justice, gave a report from the events inside the courthouse and broke down the legal proceedings. Maggie Haberman, political correspondent, reported to us from underneath a table at Mr. Trump’s home in New Jersey, where she waited with other journalists to hear directly from him on the indictments.
A.I – Interviewing Geoffry Hinton
In the past several months, the advancement of A.I has seemingly occurred overnight. With the rising popularity of websites like ChatGPT comes questions about the technology’s origins and anxieties over its potential capabilities.
In a special episode of “The Daily,” we spoke to Cade Metz, an NYT technology correspondent, about his recent interview with the man who made this advancement possible. Geoffrey Hinton, often referred to as “the Godfather of A.I,” explained the inception of this technology and spelled out his serious concerns over its future.
Hinton’s life-long pursuit of figuring out how the human brain works landed him into the field of artificial intelligence. What started as image recognition of cats eventually became some of the most revolutionary computer technology the world has ever seen, and we hear directly from Hinton on his fears of what A.I can become if unregulated. Until next time,
-The Daily Team