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Since its launch in 2019, JournalismAI has grown into a truly global network and has sparked many important conversations about the role AI can play in the future of journalism. 

To celebrate the progress we have made as an industry and to keep the momentum going around this important topic, we are excited to announce the first edition of the JournalismAI Festival, which will take place online on 7–11 December 2020.

The Festival will be a celebration of some of the most exciting developments at the intersection of AI and journalism that we have witnessed over these 24 months and a unique occasion to bring together our global network.

You can find out all the details in the FAQs below. To make sure you don't miss any updates, sign up to our JournalismAI newsletter and be the first to see programme and speakers as they are announced.


What is the JournalismAI Festival about?

The Festival will celebrate the best people and projects working at the intersection of AI and journalism. Everyone in the JournalismAI network is passionate about exploring the potential that AI-powered technologies can offer to journalism. The Festival is a unique occasion to come together with a global community of like-minded people striving to create a better future for journalism with AI. 

At the JournalismAI Festival we will also unveil for the first time the fascinating results of our JournalismAI Collab, our collaborative experiment to imagine innovative AI-powered journalistic solutions.

Who is the JournalismAI Festival for?

The Festival is a virtual event designed exclusively for our global network. It’s completely free and if you are not a member yet all you have to do to attend is to sign up, save the dates and join in!

What can I expect from the JournalismAI Festival?

Throughout the Festival week, we will be running a number of thought-provoking sessions everyday including:

– The fascinating results of our JournalismAI Collab.

– A showcase of the most innovative case studies and tools from across the world.

– Panels featuring high-profile guests working at the intersection of journalism and AI.

– The opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals who share an interest in powering the future of journalism with AI.

How can I join the Festival sessions?

The JournalismAI Festival is free to attend and no ticket is required. You only need to sign up got our newsletter to receive the access link, choose the sessions you wish to attend and turn up! 

Each session will be run on the same Google Meet link, so you don’t have to worry about scouring through your emails to find a specific invitation. When the programme is released you will be able to save the sessions directly to your personal calendar, so on the day all you need to do is grab a tea or coffee and then click the link to join the session! 

What happens if I miss a live session?

Don’t worry. We’ll be uploading every session to Youtube so you can catch up with the programme whenever suits you.

Where can I find the latest updates on the Festival?

You can keep up-to-date by signing up to the JournalismAI newsletter and by following @PolisLSE on Twitter. 


We look forward to seeing you at the Festival! Any questions? Feel free to contact Mattia anytime.

The JournalismAI Festival is organised by POLIS – the journalism think-tank at the London School of Economics and Political Science – and supported by the Google News Initiative.