FactCheck Africa opens application for AI journalism fellowship

FACTCHECK Africa is calling on journalists across West Africa to apply for its 3- months 2024 AI Journalism Fellowship.

The Fellowship programme seeks to bring together journalists and expert technologists from around West Africa to explore the use of artificial intelligence technologies to enhance journalism processes.

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Forty journalists across West Africa will be selected to join the cohort and trained for three months (May to July) to understand the transformative potential of AI in the media industry.

Participants will engage in insightful discussions about potential biases, privacy concerns and misinformation risks associated with AI technology as well as explore the intersection of journalism and AI, paving the way for impactful storytelling and informed public discourse.



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    They will also learn the various ways AI can enhance news gathering, fact-checking, data analysis and content creation.

    For eligibility, participants would need to have some experience working as a journalist. You would also need to have basic proficiency in using technological tools.

    After the programme, fellows will be given a certificate of participation and access to FactCheck Africa’s membership network, exclusive resources, advanced training sessions, and networking.

    The deadline for application is April 27. Interested journalists can apply here.

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