Teaching AI Strategy for Journalism

I was honored to be choose in 2021 as one of the instructors of the AI Academy for Small Newsrooms an initiative created by the JournalismAI team of the London School of Economics with the support of the Google News Initiative.

 

I taught a class of 20 journalists from Africa, Europe, and the Middle East as part of a program designed to kickstart small news organisations’ AI-adoption journey.

The selected participants worked for investigative journalism organizations, newspapers, news podcasts, financial news outlets, and other types of news organizations. 

In my role taught a class about a framework I developed in IBM to develop an AI strategy centered on human needs. 

Context:

AI Journalism, London School of Economics and Google News Initiative.

Year:

2021

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Teaching AI Strategy for Journalism

To me AI can become a powerful ally for journalism and help newsrooms to shed light on overlooked facts and stories while protecting our institutions from all of those who disparage real news.

 

Artificial intelligence, merged with the rigor and critical thinking of journalists, can keep those people in check. Yet, an AI strategy to change the pace at which newsrooms operate is needed, now more than ever, as well as programs, like the AI Academy for Small Newsrooms that can prompt this cultural change.

The real challenge, especially within newsrooms, doesn’t rely exclusively on the number of data scientists to hire, or on the technologies to employ, but rather on how to foster a data and AI culture among journalists and business stakeholders.

The real challenge, especially within newsrooms, doesn’t rely exclusively on the number of data scientists to hire, or on the technologies to employ, but rather on how to foster a data and AI culture among journalists and business stakeholders.

To learn more about the program click here