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New JournalismAI initiative announced

The JournalismAIinitiative at the London School of Economics has just announced a new programme for ‘small, local, and digital-native newsrooms’—the AI Academy for Small Newsrooms. Created in collaboration with Google News Initiative, the programme is a 6-week free course for small newsrooms (defined as organisations with fewer than 50 employees) on how to introduce AI into their journalism.

Taught by experts in the fields of AI and journalism, the course aims to foster learning and discussion on the impacts of AI and how it can be adopted by small journalism outlets. This pilot programme is for 20 participants. For the time being, only journalists from Africa, the Middle East, and Europe are invited to apply.

Applications should be submitted by 1st August, 2021, at 11:59 GMT.

All information related to the programme and eligibility requirements can be found here