Artificial intelligence (AI) tech firm OpenAI is set to use content from News Corp—the parent company of outlets like The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, New York Post, The Daily Telegraph, and others—to power its chatbot models like ChatGPT per a multi-year deal it signed with the media behemoth.

OpenAI will be free to use both new and old material from its several subsidiaries to train its bots and to help answer users’ questions about current and historical events.

“We’re joining forces with News Corp to support the highest journalistic standards and enrich our products with its premium journalism,” wrote OpenAI in its press release, stating that its “ultimate objective” is to “provid[e] people the ability to make informed choices based on reliable information and news sources.”

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“We believe an historic agreement will set new standards for veracity, for virtue and for value in the digital age,” CEO of News Corp Robert Thomson said. “We are delighted to have found principled partners in Sam Altman and his trusty, talented team who understand the commercial and social significance of journalists and journalism. This landmark accord is not an end, but the beginning of a beautiful friendship in which we are jointly committed to creating and delivering insight and integrity instantaneously.”

“Our partnership with News Corp is a proud moment for journalism and technology,” said OpenAI CEO Sam Altman. “We greatly value News Corp’s history as a leader in reporting breaking news around the world, and are excited to enhance our users’ access to its high quality reporting. Together, we are setting the foundation for a future where AI deeply respects, enhances, and upholds the standards of world-class journalism.”

Other outlets to be included in the content access package are MarketWatch, Investor’s Business Daily, FN, The Times, The Sunday Times, The Sun, The Australian,, The Daily Telegraph, The Courier Mail, The Advertiser, and Herald Sun. Fox News, now owned by Fox Corporation, will not be a part of the package, nor will it include information from any other News Corp business.

OpenAI states that News Corp “will share journalistic expertise to help ensure the highest journalism standards are present across OpenAI’s offering.”

Shane Devine is a writer covering politics and business for VT and a regular guest on The Unusual Suspects. Follow Shane’s work here.

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