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Updated with links to register: Two free conferences and a call for papers – Diversity, Media and Narrative Power and the challenges of Ai

Journalism academics and students are invited to take part in two winter research events in collaboration with the AJE.

The first is a free online conference on the afternoon of December 6, 2023

Diversity, Media & Narrative Power
Online – 3 pm to 5 pm
This online event is a partnership between the AJEUK and the Equal Media & Culture Centre for Scotland and aims to raise awareness among media and journalism students about the importance of gender representation in the media landscape. It will highlight the existing gender disparities and biases in news coverage, broadcasting, media, and publishing, and to provide examples of how these issues can be addressed and improved.
The event will be free of charge and you can still register here.

Call for papers on Ai and journalism

In January we’ll be holding our AJE Winter Conference, 2024, also online, which will focus on the challenges of artificial intelligence. While we can’t promise a sit-down between the Prime Minister and any tech billionaires, the conference will be rich in research on the challenges and opportunities for journalism.
The AJE Winter Conference will be held on January 17, 2024, between 2.30-5pm, and AJEUK members, journalism and media academics from the UK or abroad are invited to attend. Register here

Following a series of successful online events run by the AJEUK during the pandemic, the AJEUK executive committee decided to maintain the Winter conference online, opening the opportunity for its members as well as for academics from all around the world to join us remotely and to share their latest research. The Winter conference 2024 will focus on the challenges and opportunities of artificial intelligence (AI) for journalism education. We welcome ideas for 15 minute presentations on a wide range of topics related to the challenges and opportunities of AI in 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. 
We welcome ideas for 15-minute presentations on a wide range of topics related to the challenges and opportunities of AI in journalism education. Potential themes include, but are not limited to:

  1. Integration of AI in the curriculum: Strategies and best practices for incorporating AI-
    related topics and tools into teaching and assessment on journalism courses.
  2. AI ethics and journalism: Exploring the ethical implications of AI in news production,
    dissemination, and consumption.
  3. AI-enhanced reporting: Assessing the use of AI for investigative journalism, data
    analysis, and automated news generation – and the way these are taught on journalism
  4. Media literacy in the AI era: Teaching critical thinking and media literacy skills in the
    context of AI-generated content and deepfakes.
  5. Diversity and inclusion: Examining how AI can either exacerbate or mitigate issues
    related to bias, diversity, and representation in journalism.
  6. Future of journalism education: Envisioning the role of AI in shaping the future of
    journalism education and professional development.
    Submission Guidelines:
    Presentation abstracts will be peer-reviewed. Please send an abstract of no more than 300
    words and a cover sheet with a brief biographical note, your institutional affiliation (where
    relevant) and your contact details (including your email address). Abstracts should be sent
    to:  john.price@sunderland.ac.uk

    Closing date for abstracts – Friday December 15