Artificial intelligence plays a significant role in journalism already. It has the potential for wide-ranging and profound influence on how journalism is made and consumed. But many media organisations have not yet started to explore this potential. If you are among them, you might be wondering how to prepare your newsroom for the AI-powered future.
Then we have something for you.
With the insights shared by 71 news organisations at the forefront of AI adoption globally, JournalismAI put together a list of recommendations that any newsroom should consider when approaching artificial intelligence for the first time.
[ JournalismAI continues in 2020! Sign up for our monthly newsletter to stay updated. ]
This introductory course will help you understand what AI is and is not, how these technologies are already used in journalism and what value they can bring to your newsroom. By the end of the course, you will learn what kind of impact the use of AI might have on your editorial policies and on newsroom roles, you will gain valuable insights on the challenges you might encounter, and you will reflect on the motivations that should guide the introduction of AI in your workflows and processes.
The course works as a complement to our JournalismAI report. It is designed for decision-makers in news organisations of all kinds and sizes, but will serve as a useful introduction to anyone interested in how AI might shape journalism in the future.
Keep in mind that this is not a manual for implementation. The recommendations will help you reflect on your newsroom AI-readiness but they won’t tell you how to do design a strategy. We link to more resources that might help you with that and we hope to produce more training resources ourselves in the near future.
JournalismAI is a project of Polis – the journalism think-tank at the London School of Economics and Political Science – in collaboration with the Google News Initiative. Through research and training, the project aims to educate and inform newsrooms about the potential offered by AI-powered technologies, while nurturing an international network of news innovators.