Thursday, May 30, 2024 • Global

AI and Visual Journalism: Ethics, tech, copyright and more considerations for newsrooms and photojournalists

The proliferation of AI tools for image creation, the ease of access without technical or coding knowledge, and the speed at which they have improved in quality has already brought a number of considerations for visual journalists and newsrooms. How might these tools impact disinformation and misinformation? What are the copyright implications? Are there opportunities to leverage the technologies responsibly, while adhering to our high standards of quality and ethics? How do we need to disclose the use of AI tools in visuals? Where will we always need a human in the loop, and what are the labor and workforce impacts this might have on our industry? How will the democratization of these tools impact images submitted from members of the community? Newsroom leaders, editors, and journalists are talking about these issues, developing newsroom policies, and seeking to understand how AI might impact the future of reporting.

Join the Online News Association, the National Press Photographers Association and Poynter for a high-level discussion about what newsroom leaders and visual journalists need to know about AI technologies. This virtual session will cover the considerations you need to take into account and how to be talking about AI and visuals in your newsroom.


Thursday, May 30, 2024 at 2 p.m. ET / 18:00 UTC


Rubina Madan Fillion, Director of Strategy, Opinion, The New York Times / ONA Board Member


Tony Elkins, Faculty, Poynter
Alicia Wagner Calzada, Deputy General Counsel, National Press Photographers Association
Sandra M. Stevenson, Deputy Director of Photography, The Washington Post

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Funding for ONA’s AI in Journalism Initiative is generously provided by Microsoft. To learn more about supporting this AI programming, contact Hanaa Rifaey, Head of Strategic Partnerships, at


Thursday, May 30, 2024
2 pm-3 pm ET

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Alicia Wagner Calzada
Deputy General Counsel, National Press Photographers Association
Sandra M. Stevenson
Assistant Editor, Photography Department, The New York Times
Rubina Madan Fillion
Director of Strategy, Opinion, The New York Times