How to make your newsroom AI-ready

First steps in creating an AI roadmap for news organizations

Tom Van de Weghe
Mar 14, 2019 · 9 min read

Artificial Intelligence is transforming present-day journalism and is set to become the future backbone of innovative newsrooms. But there is a risk of an innovation gap, as not every news organization will have access to these new automation technologies. For this reason, in my explorations as a John. S. Knight (JSK) Journalism Fellow at Stanford, I’ve been seeking ideas on how to create an AI roadmap for newsrooms.

1. Pick a small project to introduce AI

2. Work with an in-house AI team or with start-ups

3. Train your journalists in AI

4. Build an AI strategy

5. Communicate about the use of AI

JSK Class of 2019

Insights and updates from members of the John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships Class of 2019 at Stanford University

Tom Van de Weghe

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John S. Knight Fellow Stanford University | Research AI, deepfake & Blockchain | Foreign correspondent VRT | Former Bureau Chief USA & China | author | speaker

JSK Class of 2019

Insights and updates from members of the John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships Class of 2019 at Stanford University

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