AI presents a tremendous opportunity for journalism. Our industry, our businesses and our communities need us to meet this moment with ethics, integrity and focus.
About the Program
The AI in Journalism Initiative is your home for resources to learn, experiment with and incorporate emerging technologies into your day-to-day. The program also convenes thought-provoking conversations on trends and where you need to focus in the upcoming months to achieve greater audience reach and business sustainability.
ONA’s AI programming drives knowledge and strategy in news organizations through these key efforts in 2024:
- Practical training: Multi-part series of virtual and in-person learning sessions led by longtime digital tools trainer Mike Reilley, examining specific ways AI tools have been incorporated into newsrooms, including applications for audience engagement, headline generation, elections reporting, data journalism and growth strategies.
- AI Mini-Lab Sessions: Energetic, expert-led opportunities to play with a specific AI tool and explore use cases.
- AI Innovator Collaborative: Monthly small-group gatherings for ONA members who are already experimenting with AI tools.
- Convenings and critical conversations: Driving the discussions that will inform the industry’s use of these technologies. ONA will engage those leading AI efforts in journalism and technology companies, as well as explore key questions on areas such as ethics, copyright, equity and bias.
What We Offer
Virtual training sessions for journalists looking to get started with AI tools and explore different applications for news.
Mini Lab Sessions
Low-stakes, facilitated sessions to play and experiment with a new tool and see real-time use cases from others in the industry.
Explore opportunities to support the AI in Journalism Initiative, suggest a tool to feature in a Mini Lab Session or share fresh ideas.
Tuesday, Feb. 13 – AI Innovator Collaborative
Tuesday, Feb. 28 – Introduction to AI tools
Tuesday, March 12 – AI Innovator Collaborative
Wednesday, March 20 – AI and Fact-Checking in an Election Year
Tuesday, April 9 – AI Innovator Collaborative
Wednesday, April 24 – AI Tools for Journalists Part II
Wednesday, May 8 – Leveraging AI in Your Audience Engagement Strategy
Tuesday, May 14 – AI Innovator Collaborative
Wednesday, May 22 – Prompt Writing
Wednesday, June 5 – Prompt-Writing Mini-Lab
Tuesday, June 11 – AI Innovator Collaborative
Tuesday, June 18 – Image Creation Tools
Tuesday, July 9 – AI Innovator Collaborative
Wednesday, July 10 – Image Creation Mini-Lab
Tuesday, Aug. 7 – AI and Data Journalism
Tuesday, Aug. 13 – AI Innovator Collaborative
Sept. 18-21 – ONA24 in Atlanta
Tuesday, Oct. 8 – AI Innovator Collaborative
Tuesday, Nov. 12 – AI Innovator Collaborative
Tuesday, Dec. 10 – AI Innovator Collaborative
Become an ONA member for access to the AI Innovator Collaborative and for free or discounted registration to all AI training. ONA members help sustain our mission to inspire and support innovation in digital journalism.