Nikita Roy

ICFJ Knight Fellow and Newsroom Robots Podcast Host
Last edited May 31, 2024

Nikita Roy is a data scientist, journalist, and Harvard-recognized AI futurist.

As a Knight Fellow at the International Center for Journalists and the lead of the AI Journalism Lab at CUNY’s Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism, she focuses on AI literacy in the news industry.

Nikita is also the host of the globally acclaimed Newsroom Robots podcast incubated at Harvard Innovation Labs. It has ranked among the top technology podcasts in over 30 countries on Apple Podcasts.

She conducts AI workshops for newsrooms and universities, including The Economist, The Boston Globe, Stanford University, and the University of Toronto. Her insights have been featured on BBC, Nieman Lab, Quartz, Yahoo Finance, and CBC.

Nikita is the president of the Canadian Association of Journalists – National Capital Region chapter.

An alumna of Harvard University and the University of Toronto, Nikita develops AI products and advises on AI strategy.