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JournalismAI Academy for Small Newsrooms 2024

JournalismAI Academy for Small Newsrooms 2024

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JournalismAI Academy for Small Newsrooms 2024

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.

The Academy has been a core programme of the JournalismAI initiative since 2021, training over 100 newsroom professionals from across the globe. newsroom professionals from across the globe. 

Following the success of the past three years, which included cohorts across the world and excellent feedback from participants, we are now pleased to announce the launch of a new Academy for Sub-Saharan Africa. We will be selecting 20 participants from the region. The 8-week programme will start in September 2024. It is designed for journalists and media professionals from small news organisations (fewer than 50 employees).

Program Details OF JournalismAI Academy

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.

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Eligibility FOR JournalismAI Academy

  • The Academy is designed for journalists and media professionals working in small newsrooms (fewer than 50 employees).
  • For 2024, we are selecting 20 participants from Sub-Saharan Africa (including Central Africa, East Africa, Southern Africa, and West Africa) from GMT-1 to GMT+4.
  • The ideal candidate already has a basic understanding of the potential of artificial intelligence and machine learning, and works in a news organisation that has started exploring how to use these new technologies.
  • Candidates with different newsroom titles will be considered but, in the selection process, priority will be given to candidates that demonstrate the ability to influence the strategic adoption of AI in their news organisation to tackle journalistic challenges.
  • No coding skills are required to attend the Academy, nor are there any other technical requirements, other than a stable WiFi connection to participate in the live activities. We encourage journalists and media professionals from all backgrounds to apply.
  • The Academy is not for freelancers – you need to be part of a newsroom to benefit from the programme. The Academy is not for journalists based outside the Sub-Saharan Africa region.
  • Finally, the Academy is not for journalists who are not fluent in English. Fluency in English is required to take part in the Academy

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Type of Opportunity Conferences
Deadline24 July,2024
OrganizerJournalism AI



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