AI is changing how newsrooms work: here’s what that will mean for science journalists

 By Mico Tatalovic,                                                                                                                                           Chairman of the Association of British Science Writers

As artificial intelligence gets ever better and gets applied to all aspects of newsroom work, science journalism will change, too. The nature of our daily work will change and should be prepared for this.

AI bots already write news, fact check, promote our stories, and assist journalists. Will their advent mean science reporters will become redundant, or will it upgrade how well we can work, making us into even better journalists? Should we fear losing jobs, or should we embrace the promise of this new disruption in media?

Chairman of the Association of British Science Writers, and a board member of Balkan Network of Science Journalists, Mico Tatalovic, discusses these issues in a new editorial published in the Journal of Science Communication

Some of the issues were discussed at the 4th Kavli Symposium on science journalism was held 19-21 February in Austin, Texas. The conversation will continue at UK Conference of Science Journalists, in London, UK, on 16 October 2018.

Read the JCOM editorial here


About Mico Tatalovic:

Chairman of the Association of British Science Writers

Knight Science Journalism fellow at MIT 2017/2018

Ba (Oxon), MPhil (Cantab), MSc (DIC)


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About Viola Egikova

Viola Egikova - science journalist based in Moscow, president of Intellect, former Vice-President of the European Union of Science Journalists' Associations, Programme Coordinator of All Russia Science Festival