The 2023 JournalismAI Academy for Small Newsrooms is about to kick-off!
We are thrilled to launch the third edition of this programme aimed at tackling the inequalities and equipping small newsrooms with AI literacy.
Thanks to the support of the Google News Initiative, this year’s programme will welcome participants from Europe, Middle East and Africa and from the Asia-Pacific region.
We received over 300+ applications from journalists, editors and media professionals from across the world, making the selection process a challenging task.
Finally, we are proud to present the talented professionals who have been chosen to participate in the JournalismAI Academy.They come from 29 different countries and represent a wide range of media outlets, including investigative newsrooms, fact-checking organisations, local media, and publications focusing on science and environmental coverage.
Meet the participants
Here are the 20 participants of the Asia-Pacific cohort 🌏
🇨🇳 Lu Zhao | Junior Editor at RADII
🇸🇬 Madhur Singh | Editor, India at Eco-Business
🇲🇾 Norazam Nordin | Editor in Chief at Asia News Today
🇰🇭 Daniel Marchette | CEO at Globe Media Asia
🇮🇩 Ika Krismantari | Chief Editor/Content Director at The Conversation Indonesia
🇮🇩 Jet Damazo-Santos | Special Projects Lead at The Jakarta Post
🇰🇷 KKangmin Kim | Data Journalist at Newstapa (Korea Center for Investigative Journalism)
🇯🇵 Arielle Busetto | Reporter at JAPAN Forward
🇮🇳 Bhargavi Saikia | Data Analyst at DataLEADS
🇲🇳 Tushigt-Erdene Davaa-Ochir | Editor in Chief at Unread Media
🇦🇺 David Cameron | Journalist at National Radio News
🇮🇳 Akhil Mothe | Product Manager at Factly Media and Research
🇹🇼 Yun Fang Chang | Product Manager at READr
🇵🇰 Zeeshan Ahmed | Co-Founder at Times of Karachi
🇳🇵 Rabi Raj Baral | Founder & Editor at Media Kurakani
🇵🇰 Syed Faraz | Associate Producer at The Centrum Media
🇮🇳 Ruby Dhingra | Managing Editor at Newschecker
🇮🇳 Surabhi Singh | Journalist-Producer, Head of Newsreel Asia Academy
Meet the participants of the EMEA cohort 🌍
🇧🇪 Marta Checa | Journalist and Editor at Equal Times
🇲🇹 Neville Borg | Fact-checker at Times of Malta
🇷🇸 Milorad Ivanovic | Editor in Chief at BIRN Serbia (part of Balkan Investigative Reporting Network)
🇺🇦 Shawn Carrié | English Editor at Rubryka
🇦🇲 Katya Mamyan | Data Journalist at Infocom
🇪🇬 Maha Salaheldin | Founder and head of data journalism and fact-checking unit at Masrawy index
🇦🇪 Alia Chebbab | Managing director and Editor at NADJA Media
🇰🇪 David Indeje | Chief Editor at Khusoko
🇰🇪 Mumbi Mutuko | Digital Journalist at Nairobi Law Monthly
🇱🇷 Bettie K. Johnson-Mbayo | Co-Partner/Fact-checker at The Stage Media-Liberia
🇲🇼 Mallick Mnela | Editor at iHub Media
🇳🇬 Sada Malumfashi | Managing Editor at Aso Times
🇳🇬 Hauwa Shaffii Nuhu | Managing Editor at HumAngle Media
🇳🇬 Ejiro Umukoro | Director of Training at LightRay Media
🇳🇬 Emmanuel Paul | Managing Editor at Techpoint Africa
🇸🇳 Emediong Boniface | Web / Community Manager at West Africa Democracy Radio
🇿🇦 Rianette Cluley | Managing director and chief editor at Briefly News
🇿🇼 Sean Ndlovu | Innovation Research Product Manager at Centre for Innovation and Technology
Meet the Instructors
Over the years, the JournalismAI initiative has gathered an impressive number of experts of AI and journalism in its network. We are privileged to have such brilliant experts as our collaborators joining us for the Academy as instructors.
We can’t wait to learn from them and see how their expertise will empower participants to embrace the transformative potential of AI in their newsrooms.
Let’s meet our exceptional lineup of instructors:
Anna is Lead Data Scientist at the Data & Insights team at the UK-based Guardian News and Media
Athandiwe Saba is a leading data journalist and access to information activist in South Africa. She has worked for the leading media houses in South Africa, with her last role as the Mail & Guardian Deputy Editor.
Dalia is the Program and Research Lead for AI and Media Integrity at Partnership on AI. Dalia is focusing on leading the AI and local news stream of work and supporting the ongoing AI and synthetic media program.
Saja is a Lebanese investigative and data journalist, and is the manager of Arab Fact-Checkers Network led by ARIJ.
Joanne is a lecturer and a PhD Candidate at Karlstad University, Sweden, with a research project on Artificial Intelligence in Chinese Newsrooms.
Abhishek heads Rytstory a data-driven platform that empowers publishers with advanced analytics and content intelligence tools.
Ritvvij currently heads the personalization and propensity product at The Times of India.
Uli leads the AI + Automation Lab at Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR) – the public-service radio and television broadcaster of Bavaria, in Germany – and co-leads BR Data, the investigative data journalism team.
Hashad is a data engineer and data scientist and is the co-founder xAmbit AI
Amanda is a Senior Programme Manager for CivicSignal.Africa at Code for Africa.
Amanda manages CivicSignal, a programme within Code for Africa, which maps and offers insights into media ecosystems in Africa using research and machine learning tools.