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NCTJ to host half-day conference on ‘hot topic’ of AI

The National Council for the Training of Journalists is hosting an event on the opportunies to journalists offered by artificial intelligence.

Chief executive Joanne Forbes says the emergence of AI has been a “hot topic” in newsrooms this year and sees the half-day conference on 12 December as a chance to “empower journalists to reach their potential in the digital age.”

The speakers will include Jody Doherty-Cove, pictured, head of editorial AI at Newsquest, who will deliver a 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.

Said Joanne: “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.”

The event will be held at Thomson Reuters’ offices in London on the afternoon of Tuesday, 12 December. Find out more information here.