(5) AI for the public: Engaging with new audiences (22-06-'22)
During this event, we will explore all the new possibilities, products, and ideas that AI technologies are making possible inside newsrooms across the world. Drawing from our panellists' research and experience, we are set to find the ‘holy grail’ of interacting with new audiences.
(4) Using AI in the newsroom: Changing media industries (22-04-'22)
During this event, we discuss how AI-based technologies are being used inside the newsrooms to collect, create, and distribute news products and how these technologies are impacting professional roles and journalistic values.
(3) Policy responses to deal with opinion power and structural dependencies (01-03-'22)
What are potential policy responses to tackle the concentration of opinion power, the growing dependency of news media on social media platforms, and how can such responses help create counterpowers? During this workshop, we primarily aim to discuss the changing nature of opinion power in the platform context and how news media and the wider media ecosystem are affected. More specifically, we would like to focus the debate on concrete policy suggestions and their potential to tackle the threats of media concentration and explore approaches that can help deal with opinion power, the growing dependency of news media on social media platforms, and create counterpowers.
(2) The future of news with voice assistants (22-12-'21)
Voice assistants are not new but are becoming more popular. While voice technologies are still under development, their potential as voice concierges will create new ways for newsrooms to engage with their audiences. This technological revolution enhanced by smart assistants brings multiple concerns for the media ecosystem.
(1) Algorithmic transformations, new audiences and changing newsrooms (17-9-'21)
This is the first discussion series of the AI, Media, and Democracy Lab. The conversation with Pablo Boczkowski and Edson Tandoc, moderated by Tomás Dodds discusses the impact of new digital technologies on journalistic roles and professional values.