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AI and Journalism Training Program

The Walkley Foundation presents an eight-part webinar series on AI and journalism, supported by the Walkley Public Fund.

Each session will provide an overview of a specific area of journalism, explore opportunities and risks, and provide a practical activity or question about implementation to try out as homework. Participants will be invited to post their work to a closed forum for feedback from your trainer. You can also provide constructive feedback to homework posted by others.

Full list of 2024 sessions:

  1. Get your newsroom AI-Ready for 2024: December 4, 2023
  2. Learn about AI for Text Journalists: February 12, 2024
  3. AI and Investigative Journalism: 14 March 2024
  4. AI for Photojournalists and Video Reporters: April 2024
  5. AI – Visualisations and Interactives: May 2024
  6. AI and Audio Journalism: June 2024
  7. AI and Copyright, Media Law, Verification and Fact-Checking: July 2024
  8. AI and Newsroom Workflows: August 2024

Register for the next session

Join us for the third of our 8-part webinar series on AI and journalism, supported by the Walkley Public Fund.

This webinar will focus on AI for investigative journalism. How can AI tools carry out tasks that are difficult and time-consuming for journalists? What problems or risks do you need to be aware of?

Date: Thursday March 14, 2024.
Time: 10.30am-12.00noon AEDT
Venue: Virtual
Tickets: Free, registration essential
Trainer: Josh Nicholas, Guardian Australia. Josh Nicholas is a data journalist for Guardian Australia. He previously worked as a deputy business and economics editor at The Conversation, technology reporter at Business Insider, and was a host and producer on national and community radio.

Each session will provide an overview of a specific area of journalism, explore opportunities and risks, and provide a practical activity or question about implementation to try out as homework. Participants will be invited to post their work to a closed forum for feedback from your trainer. You can also provide constructive feedback to homework posted by others. All registrants will receive links to the recording for this session, a link to our homework portal, and be notified of session dates and times as they are confirmed.

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Catch up on past sessions

Learn about AI for Text Journalists

Get your newsroom AI-ready for 2024

  • Professor Charlie Beckett, director of the Polis/LSE JournalismAI project. Slide Deck — download here. Readings and Resources — a curated list of reports, training materials, and newsroom policy statements on AI — download here.
  • Expert speaker: Saffron Howden, National Editorial Training Manager, Australian Community Media.
  • Expert speaker: Gina McKeon, Editor, ABC Innovation Lab.
  • Watch the webinar:

Supported by the Walkley Public Fund

This program is made possible with the support of the Walkley Public Fund. Donations to the Public Fund are tax-deductible, and help support Foundation professional development programs including grants, scholarships and fellowships, and training. Learn more and donate here.

Further information

Please contact Corinne Podger, Walkley Foundation Senior Manager for Programs and Education.

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