Tshepo Tshabalala

Tshepo Tshabalala

JournalismAI Project Manager at Polis

Department of Media and Communications

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Key Expertise
Journalism, media innovation, social media

About me

Tshepo Tshabalala is the Project Manager of JournalismAI, a research and training project run by Polis – the international journalism think-tank of the LSE – with support from the Google News Initiative.

JournalismAI aims to inform media organisations about the potential offered by AI-powered technologies. The project offers research reports, training materials, a network for best practice and innovation sharing and much more.

Prior to joining Polis and JournalismAI, Tshepo was Project Coordinator at the Journalism and Media Lab (Jamlab Africa), a project of the Wits Center for Journalism at Wits University. Before that he worked as a journalist at various publications including Business Day Wanted, BusinessLive, Forbes Africa and Thomson Reuters.

He holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Stellenbosch University; a Master of Arts in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from University of York; a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Journalism and Media Studies. Tshepo is a Chevening Scholar and an EVA Junior Business Fellow.

Expertise Details

Journalism; media innovation; social media