Hi! This is Lakshmi, and I’m excited to welcome you back to the JournalismAI newsletter!
In this edition, we are excited to announce the return of our community workshops, with a focus on designing guidelines for the responsible use of AI in the newsroom. For more on that, scroll down to the second part of the newsletter, but first:
In 2021, the Knight Lab was the regional partner for the JournalismAI Collab Challenges in the Americas and led three teams exploring how artificial intelligence could help drive unique investigative reporting projects.
We are absolutely thrilled at this opportunity to continue partnering with them and grateful for the expertise and support they will provide to our 2022 Fellows. Here’s Medill Professor and Knight Chair in Digital Media Strategy, Jeremy Gilbert:
❝The best way to gain wider adoption of AI by journalists is through direct experience of how these tools and techniques can actually help. The Fellowship Programme will let us continue to experiment alongside the fellows and bring new ideas to use technology to improve journalism.❞
What does this mean for you as a potential JournalismAI Fellow?
Only good news, of course! With our combined powers, you can now expect even greater support throughout the Fellowship process.
The Knight Lab has a track record of providing open and collaborative environments for interdisciplinary exploration, while supporting students and professionals to learn together and from one another.
While our JournalismAI team coordinates the programme, our Knight Lab colleagues will offer precious technical support and share valuable experience in leading and developing AI-powered initiatives in and with newsrooms.
AI is being used in all parts of the journalism process from news gathering to production to distribution. There are risks that can arise at various stages of AI deployment and in different stages of the news process. How do you design guidelines for your news organisation to mitigate this and create moments to reflect before deploying AI?
In this workshop, journalists and technologists from Bayerischer Rundfunk and from the Partnership on AI will share their experiences and run you through a set of questions you need to reflect on before beginning to create similar guidelines. At the end of the workshop, you will be equipped with the knowledge to begin creating guidelines for the use of AI and automation in your own news organisation.
Who will be speaking?
🗣 Uli Köppen, Head of the AI + Automation Lab and Co-Lead of BR Data at Bayerischer Rundfunk