Wan-Ifra webinar on AI for journalists and newsrooms

London School of Economics leverage the power of AI for journalism

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Wan-Ifra webinar on AI for journalists and newsrooms tomorrow

Artificial intelligence, AI, is taking over the world. It involves computers doing mundane jobs and helping humans to focus on more important and creative tasks. The world of journalism is no different too, and the Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated the adoption of AI in several newsrooms.

In this two-part webinar on AI in journalism on 14 September and 21 September, supported by Facebook Journalism Project India, attendees will find out how AI is helping journalism, how some leading newsrooms benefited from it, and how AI is used for news gathering, production, and distribution. Attendees will also hear about the initiative from London School of Economics collaborating with journalists to leverage the power of AI for the betterment of journalism. 

The first session of the webinar will be held on 14 September from 1400 – 1500 hrs IST. Lakshmi Sivadas, JournalismAI Community coordinator, Polis LSE will be the speaker for the webinar. She is also a Tow audience engagement fellow at the Marshall Project. During her time there she investigated post-Sandy recovery efforts in the Rockaways, New York City, using engagement reporting methodologies. She worked in NDTV and also in CNBC on two primetime, award-winning daily news shows.

Click here to register for the first session of the webinar

The Covid-19 pandemic led to the country-wide lockdown on 25 March 2020. It will be two years tomorrow as I write this. What have we learned in this time? Maybe the meaning of resilience since small companies like us have had to rely on our resources and the forbearance of our employees as we have struggled to produce our trade platforms.

The print and packaging industries have been fortunate, although the commercial printing industry is still to recover. We have learned more about the digital transformation that affects commercial printing and packaging. Ultimately digital will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future.

Web analytics show that we now have readership in North America and Europe amongst the 90 countries where our five platforms reach. Our traffic which more than doubled in 2020, has at times gone up by another 50% in 2021. And advertising which had fallen to pieces in 2020 and 2021, has started its return since January 2022.

As the economy approaches real growth with unevenness and shortages a given, we are looking forward to the PrintPack India exhibition in Greater Noida. We are again appointed to produce the Show Daily on all five days of the show from 26 to 30 May 2022.

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