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Transformation of Newsrooms With the Advent of Artificial Intelligence Journalism

13 May 2021  

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has entered newsrooms around the globe during the last decade. The era of sophisticated algorithms, machine learning tools, and full automation from early simple solutions began. AI tools play an important role on many levels of the process of making and distributing news. AI assists journalists in their work, whether it is the fully automated production of news stories or the partial use of machine learning. The integration of AI-based tools into the journalism process also places huge demands for journalists, technical staff and lead editors. Will robotic reporters replace human journalists? What can be automated in the media? What are the implications of the ongoing trend to the automation process in the media? The conference “Transformation of Newsrooms with the Advent of Artificial Intelligence Journalism” is interested in sharing best practice, presenting case studies, good and not so good solutions, advantages and dangers and risks connected with AI in everyday journalism practice. We encourage researchers and academics and media professionals, journalists, editors, IT, to share their experiences, the issues that these technologies are bringing to the media.

We also encourage all academics, as well as media professionals, journalists, editors and technicians, to share their experiences and the challenges that these technologies bring to the media. Call for Papers is open until April 15, 2021.

The conference will be held in English and streamed online. Admission is free. The organization is provided by the Institute of Communication Studies and Journalism, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University (IKSŽ FSV UK) with the support of Luboš Král from the Artificial Intelligence Center FEE CTU. The event is an output of a project supported by the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic, which maps the influence of artificial intelligence on journalism. In addition to IKSŽ FSV UK and FEE CTU, the Faculty of Applied Sciences of the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen and a number of application partners, including ČTK or Newton Media, also take parte in he project.

Contact person
Karolína Poliaková, poliakar@fel.cvut.cz
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