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AI Spotlight Series: An Editor’s Guide to AI

Event Date:

July 10, 2024 | 10:00 AM PKT TO 11:30 AM PKT

This course is designed for managing editors, executive editors, desk editors, social media editors—anyone in charge of directing coverage, commissioning stories, or packaging and producing them for public consumption. We will identify different types of AI stories and dissect what sets apart the best coverage, including its framing, headline, and artwork. You’ll learn how to assess both pitches and filed stories, and avoid common pitfalls that can mislead or confuse an audience (or an editor). There will be opportunities to ask questions, trade tips, and have a lively discussion among fellow newsroom decision-makers. View the course syllabus.

Join us for a 90 minute workshop for editors of all kinds as part of the Pulitzer Center's AI Spotlight Series. The workshop will take place on Tuesday, July 10 at 10:00am PKT, and is geared towards journalists in Middle East, Asia, and Pacific time zones. (What time is that in my city?)

Please note that these trainings will be conducted live in order to allow for interaction between attendees and coaches. A recording will not be shared with registrants afterwards (but registrants will receive resources!). If you are interested in attending the training, please show up online at the time specified. If this time does not work for you, please see our full list of upcoming trainings here

Apply to join the course here. All applications are due by June 21, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT.

Meet our coaches:

  • Karen Hao is an award-winning journalist covering the impacts of artificial intelligence on society and a contributing writer at The Atlantic. She was formerly a foreign correspondent covering China’s technology industry for The Wall Street Journal and a senior editor for AI at MIT Technology Review. Her work is regularly taught in universities and cited by governments. She has received numerous accolades for her coverage, including an ASME Next Award for Journalists Under 30. In 2019, her weekly newsletter, The Algorithm, was nominated for The Webby Awards. In 2020, she won a Front Page Award for co-producing the podcast In Machines We Trust.
  • Gideon Lichfield began his career as a science and technology writer at The Economist. He then took foreign postings in Mexico City, Moscow, and Jerusalem before moving to New York City in 2009. He was one of the founding editors at Quartz, then editor-in-chief of MIT Technology Review and, most recently, of WIRED. While at MIT, he also edited post-pandemic speculative fiction for MIT Press. 
  • Tom Simonite is a senior editor at WIRED in San Francisco. He edits coverage of the technology industry. He previously spent six years reporting on artificial intelligence for WIRED. He has also written and edited technology coverage while on staff at MIT Technology Review and New Scientist magazine in London.


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