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Confirmed schedule – Challenges and opportunities of AI for journalism education – AJE winter Conference 2024, January 17

January 17th, 2024 – AJEUK Winter Conference 2024

Online – 2:30pm to 5pm
Theme: Challenges and opportunities of AI for journalism education

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The AJE’s January 2024 winter conference will focus on the challenges and opportunities of artificial intelligence (AI) for journalism education. AI has the potential to transform the way journalism is done – and also the way it is taught and studied.  This conference is an opportunity for educators, scholars and practitioners to share ideas and experiences about how AI is changing, and should change, the ways in which journalism education is designed, delivered and assessed.

2.30pm Expert panel discussion and Q&A:

Laura Adams – Head of the NCTJ Skills Academy

Dr Becky Allen – Research Fellow in AI and education, University of Sunderland

Jody Doherty-Cove – Head of Editorial AI at Newsquest

Karyn Fleeting – Director of Delivery at Reach

 3.20pm

Responsible generative AI? Informing the agenda for Journalism Education

Dr Bronwyn Jones and Dr Vassilis Galanos, Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh

3.35pm

A study in digital native metacognition: How journalism educators can respond to the rise of AI

Adam Cox, Dr Sean Tunney, Dr Yuwei Lin, University of Roehampton and Dr Athanasia Batziou, Imperial College London.  

3.50pm

AI in journalism education: addressing AI in teaching media law and ethics

Jonathan Hewett is head of postgraduate journalism at City, University of London

4.05pm

“Alexa, write my ethics essay”: Tackling AI and assessment in journalism education using awareness, integration and creativity

Johanna Payton, Director of Learning and Teaching, Journalism – City, University of London 

4.20pm

Critical reflections on designing an assessment for the use of AI in news and content production

Mark Bradley and Michelle Rawlins, University of Sheffield

4.35pm

Positioning journalism at the core of the current AI struggle: challenges for journalists and educators
Philip Di Salvo, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland

4.50pm – 5pm – Final questions and conference close