A training programme to help small newsrooms leverage the power of artificial intelligence
The JournalismAI Academy for Small Newsrooms is a FREE online programme that offers a deep dive into the potential of artificial intelligence to journalists and media professionals from small newsrooms.
It is designed by the JournalismAI team at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and powered by the Google News Initiative.
Applications are now open, and the deadline to apply is Sunday, 30 April 2023, at 11:59 PM GMT.
The Academy has been a core programme of the JournalismAI initiative since 2021, training 60 newsroom professionals from across the globe.
Thanks to the experience of the past two years and the exceptional feedback we received from participants, we are now reopening the Academy for two cohorts:
Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA)
Later this year, we will open applications for the Americas as well.
The 8-week programme will start in June 2023. It is designed for journalists and media professionals from small news organisations (fewer than 50 employees).
In line with JournalismAI’s mission to make the potential of AI more accessible for news organisations worldwide, the Academy aims to support small newsrooms that want to learn how AI can be used to enhance their journalism.
The programme combines a series of masterclasses given by experts working at the intersection of journalism and artificial intelligence with opportunities for discussion among participants. In addition to that, participants will be guided through the development of resources that can support their organisations’ AI-adoption journey during and after the programme.
The Academy is FREE for selected participants, thanks to the support of the Google News Initiative, which has been powering JournalismAI since 2019.
Please refer to the FAQs below for additional details on the structure of the programme, eligibility criteria, and how to apply.
❝ The JournalismAI Academy for Small Newsrooms is a must for anyone looking to break barriers and to have impact, whatever their professional designation. I came away feeling truly empowered and turbocharged about my ability to make a difference, both in my organisation and in the wider fact-checking and media ecosystem. ❞
— Lee Mwiti, Editor, Africa Check —
❝ The JournalismAI Academy for Small Newsrooms is the right learning experience for understanding the importance of artificial intelligence in journalism, the multiple ways it is already in use, and the different reasons for which one should consider adopting it, while also highlighting the limitations and bottlenecks in implementing the same, especially in small newsrooms. ❞
— Saketh Ayyagari, Head of Growth & Marketing, The Bridge —
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