‘Train the trainer’: Artificial Intelligence

Lunch and learn - Do you want to learn more about artificial intelligence (AI) and how it is impacting on the role of the journalist?

Do you want to learn more about artificial intelligence (AI) and how it is impacting on the role of the journalist?

This special ‘lunch and learn’ virtual training session is aimed at NCTJ-accredited course leaders and tutors to support them as they prepare students to use AI in their future careers.

The NCTJ’s programme of study, which guides centres in their teaching of the NCTJ Diploma in Journalism, now includes a section on AI so students know what to expect when they enter employment.

The use of AI technology in different media organisations began to emerge in 2023 and looks set to gain momentum in 2024.

This short session will provide an overview of how AI is being used in different newsrooms, and will provide practical guidance on using AI tools and technology.

The training will be led by Jody Doherty-Cove, head of editorial AI at regional publisher Newsquest, who has first-hand experience of testing and implementing AI tools to support content creation in newsrooms across the UK.

It is designed to fit into the busy day and is ideal for course leaders or tutors who are new to AI and would like to learn more to support their delivery of teaching in this subject.

The session will include the following:

  • Overview of AI and its rise to prominence during the last 12-18 months
  • Overview of how AI tools are being used in the newsroom and how they are affecting the required skillset of a journalist
  • Practical demonstration of AI tools and technology
  • Question and answer with the trainer

This ‘train the trainer’ session forms part of an AI training programme, launched by the NCTJ’s Journalism Skills Academy in December. More information here

There is also an additional session for this course on Friday, 1 March, if you would like to book onto this date then please email the Journalism Skills Academy

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