Local news AI: The Readiness Workshops

AP's six-week online course on newsroom AI and automation


13. April - 18. May.

Time: 13:00 - 14:00


Organized by Associated Press

Get your newsroom ready to incorporate technologies that include artificial intelligence to support and grow all aspects of your news operation. AP will walk you through how to build a technology strategy across newsgathering, production, distribution and business operations. Join this free, online course series starting April 13. The course offerings include both live and on-demand sessions, based on findings from our research with local U.S. newsrooms in 2021.

The course includes: 

  • Live guest speaker sessions (also available on demand).

  • Live facilitated workshop discussions with personalized guidance.

  • How-to-videos of technology demonstrations and news applications.

  • Office hours on Fridays from 1–2 p.m. EDT for free-form support during the course weeks

Join individual sessions or the whole six-week series. Who should sign up? News managers and journalists at all levels. There is something for everyone to fit every schedule. Members of teams should sign up individually.

The online course series and live session participation is designed for U.S. local newsrooms. International access to our session recordings and how-to videos will begin in mid-May.



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