AI Tools for Journalists

Artificial intelligence can power tools to help journalists analyze large document sets, transcribe interviews and more. Find out more about how some journalists are starting to use tools powered by AI to bolster reporting, and how journalism schools are approaching the new technology. 

Southern’s Journalism Department and SCSU SPJ chapter, along with CTSPJ and the Journalism Department at Central Connecticut State University and CCSU SPJ chapter, will host a panel discussion highlighting AI for journalism on March 20 at 12:15 p.m.

The virtual discussion will take place on Zoom. You can access the webinar through this link

Panelists include: 
Jim Haddadin is an investigative editor for Connecticut Public, the home of WNPR radio and CPTV. He explores machine learning and document analysis tools in his investigative work. Jim was previously an investigative producer at NBC Boston, and wrote for newspapers in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

Jacqueline Rabe Thomas is an investigative reporter for Hearst Connecticut Media Group. She has been an investigative reporter with Connecticut Public’s Accountability Project, a housing and education reporter with The Connecticut Mirror and a reporter in ProPublica’s Local Reporting Network.

Ryan Serpico is the first newsroom AI and automation engineer for Hearst Newspapers, where he helps reporters across the company, including Hearst Connecticut Media Group, learn more about how to integrate AI tools into their work. Ryan was previously a digital producer and graphics reporter at the San Antonio Express-News.

Molly Yanity is a professor and chair of the Journalism Department at Quinnipiac University, where she also directs the graduate program in sports journalism. Before earning a Ph.D. at Ohio University in 2013, Yanity spent 15 years as a full-time sports writer. She has been exploring how journalism schools around the country are approaching AI in the classroom. 

Moderated by Jodie Gil, associate professor of journalism at Southern Connecticut State University.