May 13, 2021
May 13, 2021

The second conference on AI journalism co-organized by our project research partners, the Institute of Communication Studies and Journalism FSV UK.

Artificial Intelligence has entered newsrooms around the globe during the last decade. The era of sophisticated algorithms, machine learning tools, and full automation from early simple solutions began. AI tools play an important role on many levels of the process of making and distributing news. AI assists journalists in their work, whether it is the fully automated production of news stories or the partial use of machine learning. The integration of AI-based tools into the journalism process also places huge demands for journalists, technical staff and lead editors. Will robotic reporters replace human journalists? What can be automated in the media? What are the implications of the ongoing trend to the automation process in the media?

The conference “Transformation of Newsrooms with the Advent of Artificial Intelligence Journalism” is interested in sharing best practice, presenting case studies, good and not so good solutions, advantages and dangers and risks connected with AI in everyday journalism practice. We encourage researchers and academics and media professionals, journalists, editors, IT, to share their experiences, the issues that these technologies are bringing to the media.

Call for papers

Submit your paper covering one of the following topics: AI in the Newsroom, The Interdisciplinarity of AI Journalism, or Tools, Research Methods, etc. The abstract should be written in English, with a clear outline of the arguments, and between 300 and 500 words long. Presentations should be no longer than 12 minutes. Send the abstracts to until April 15, 2021. See the CFP for further details.

About the conference

Deadline for submissions:  April 15, 2021
Notification of acceptance: by April 30, 2021
Date of conference: May 13, 2021

Admission: Free
Language: English
Access: Online
For more information see the conference website.

This is the second edition of the conference. You can watch all the presentations from the previous event here. We really encourage you to see these exciting talks before attending the future conference to get a better understanding of the topic. Organization is provided by the Institute of Communication Studies and Journalism, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University (IKSŽ FSV UK) with the support of Luboš Král from our center. The event is an output of our TAČR project which maps the influence of artificial intelligence on journalism. In addition to IKSŽ FSV UK and FEE CTU, the Faculty of Applied Sciences of the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen and a number of application partners, including ČTK or Newton Media, also take part in the project.