NCTJ to host Artificial Intelligence in Journalism event

The NCTJ is to host an Artificial Intelligence in Journalism event, followed by Christmas drinks, this December.

The NCTJ is to host an Artificial Intelligence in Journalism event this December.

Held at Thomson Reuters’ offices in London on the afternoon of Tuesday, 12 December, there will be a chance to hear from industry leaders and experts discussing the opportunities AI represents to journalists in the newsroom.

The NCTJ will also present an overview of how AI is impacting its work in journalism training and qualifications.

The event will kick off with a welcome talk from Jane Barrett, global editor of media news strategy at Thomson Reuters.

This will be followed by a programme of sessions including a keynote from Vincent Ryan, EMEA partnerships manager at Google News Labs, which works with journalists to fight misinformation, strengthen diversity and support learning and development through digital transformation.

Jody Doherty-Cove, head of editorial AI at Newsquest, will deliver a practical training workshop session on how journalists can use AI tools their day-to-day work.

A panel to discuss the impact of AI on journalism and journalism training will feature Nadine Forshaw, assistant head of audience at The Sun; Gavin Allen, digital journalism lecturer at Cardiff University; and Manjiri Carey, news editor at BBC News Labs.

The programme will wrap up with Christmas drinks hosted by the NCTJ.

Joanne Forbes, NCTJ chief executive, said: “The emergence of AI tools has been a hot topic this year, with journalists all over the UK considering how new technologies will impact their work.

“At the NCTJ, we are working with our partners on what AI means for journalism education and skills, including how we protect the integrity of our assessments and ensure our qualifications and training keep up with the speed of change.

“By bringing the industry together for this event, we can empower journalists to reach their potential in our digital age.”

Find out more about the event here.

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