‘…to benefit from the potential offered by AI technologies, news organizations will have to change. Again. They need to change their workflows, systems, and recruitment.’

This practical guide to implementing AI in newsrooms is by Polis, the LSE journalism think-tank, in collaboration with the Google News Initiative. Suggestions are drawn from their global study of practices in 71 news organizations from 32 countries.

Step one is knowing ‘what AI is and is not.’

Each of the seven is written to apply and adapt for individual newsrooms, for example, the value of working up an organization-specific definition of AI. Points are backed with findings from their study.

The guide is in a deck format, available as a PDF file.


7 things to consider before adopting AI in your news organisation: A training module for newsrooms
POLIS | December 12, 2019 | by Charlie Beckett and Mattia Peretti