Tuesday, Jul. 11, 2023

Meetup: A Practical Newsroom Guide to Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence (AI) promises to be one of the most disruptive technologies we’ve seen. It also creates a lot of opportunities for news organizations, particularly local news outlets.

Join ONA for this 90-minute meetup where we’ll lift up some examples of AI being put to use, share guidelines for implementing it and talk about approachable ways of testing this in your newsroom.

Aimee Rinehart, Senior Product Manager AI Strategy at The Associated Press, will moderate this discussion. Speakers include:

  • Joe Amditis, Assistant Director of Products and Events, Center for Cooperative Media
  • Ernest Kung, AI Product Manager, The Associated Press
  • Adriana Lacy, Adriana Lacy Consulting (2021 MJ Bear Fellow)
  • Hank Sims, Editor and Lead Developer, Lost Coast Outpost

We’ll begin the event with a 25-minute panel discussion; this portion will be recorded for on-demand viewing after the event. Then, attendees will join one of four breakout rooms for a 60-minute participatory conversation focusing on topics related to AI.

This virtual event is open to all, and tickets for ONA members are free. Check your membership status or learn more about the benefits of joining ONA.

Where will the meetup take place?

This event will be hosted on Zoom. For this participatory event, you’ll have the best experience if you join via the Zoom app on a desktop or laptop computer so that you can see more participants in the gallery view. You can also join using the mobile app, although the number of participants you can see at one time may be more limited.

Can I dial in by phone?

We don’t recommend joining by phone dial-in only, so you can see all the breakout room options and contribute to the conversation more easily. If you’re unfamiliar with Zoom, we’ll have staff on hand to troubleshoot, and we also suggest checking out the Zoom support site for more help.

Do I have to be an ONA member to attend this meetup?

This event is open to all, and there’s no membership requirement. Please feel free to share with others in your network, too.

Is there a fee to attend this meetup?

This event is free to all ONA members. There is a $25 fee for non-members.

Will closed captioning be available?

We will make closed captioning available.

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Tuesday, Jul. 11, 2023
12 pm-1:30 pm ET



Joe Amditis
Assistant Director of Products and Events, Center for Cooperative Media
Adriana Lacy
Digital and Audience Engagement Editor, Nieman Foundation
Hank Sims
Editor and Lead Developer, Lost Coast Outpost
Aimee Rinehart
Senior Product Manager AI Strategy, The Associated Press