The JournalismAI Fellowship Programme runs for six months, from June to December 2022. We’ve designed the programme so that fellows keep their jobs while they dedicate 6-8 hours a week to the Fellowship. The programme is fully virtual.
Ten pairs of colleagues – one person with an editorial/strategic role and the other one with a technical role – will be selected to take part in the programme. Through a guided match-making process, each pair of fellows will team up with another pair from a different organisation to form a team of four. For more information on the application, match-making, and selection processes, check FAQ #6.
Teams will choose what project they want to work on during the Fellowship. The projects must focus on building AI-powered solutions that enhance the reporting capabilities of their newsrooms, innovating content and formats to better inform their audiences.
The JournalismAI Fellowship Programme is participant-driven. Each team will organise and develop its work independently during the six months, with guidance from the JournalismAI team and regular check-ins with the rest of the cohort.
Each team of four will be provided with a coach/mentor, identified in coordination with the JournalismAI team, and will get access to JournalismAI’s global network of experts, researchers, and innovators in the field of AI-journalism. A budget of around $ 6,000 will also be available to each team as a fund to be used for project-related expenses.
In the first two weeks – starting on 8 June, 2022 – the JournalismAI team will facilitate a series of kick-off meetings to help the fellows get to know each other, review the structure of the Fellowship Programme, share their AI-related expertise, explore use cases, and meet participants of the 2020 and 2021 Collab Challenges.
Over the six months, the teams will be guided through phases of definition, ideation, prototyping, and testing. The goal is to work together towards building AI-powered solutions that enhance reporting and storytelling.
At the end of the programme, participants will present their work – and what they learned from it – at the third edition of the JournalismAI Festival.