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Publisher’s expert to help train journalism tutors in use of AI

Jody Doherty-Cove 2022Journalism teachers are themselves to be given training in the potential uses of AI in journalism, the NCTJ has announced.

The training body is to hold two ‘train the trainer’ sessions on AI to support journalism tutors preparing students to adapt to the new technology.

The virtual sessions will take place on Thursday, 29 February and Friday, 1 March and will be led by Jody Doherty-Cove, head of editorial AI at regional publisher Newsquest.

They will include practical guidance on how to use AI technology in enhancing storytelling, fact-checking, and content creation.

Jody, pictured, said: “AI is significantly transforming the media landscape, making it essential for journalism tutors to not only be aware of these changes but also to be well-prepared in understanding both the risks and the ethical considerations associated with AI.

“These hands-on sessions are designed to empower tutors with an understanding of how the technology works, how it’s being used in the newsroom, and its impact on traditional journalistic practices.

Laura Adams, head of the Journalism Skills Academy, added: “We are pleased to be adding this ‘train the trainer’ session to our growing portfolio of training in artificial intelligence.

“It is important that students on NCTJ-accredited courses are aware of how AI is impacting the newsroom and are prepared for how it may affect their role as a journalist when they begin their careers.”

The NCTJ recently launched a new e-learning course which aims to “demystify” AI entitled A Journalist’s Guide to Artificial Intelligence.

For more information and to enrol on the workshops, which will cost £49+VAT, click here.