In an effort to contribute to the knowledge basin of the Nigerian journalism community, Twentyten Daily has decided to offer free access to three AI Journalism courses on Udemy.
At Twentyten Daily, we believe AI influence in journalism cannot be neglected rather it will keep increasing. The latest revolution in journalism is dictated by AI, helping journalists produce more content, reach a wider audience, and fight misinformation.
However, one important factor is that AI can never replace journalists and the impact is greatly affected by how journalists can manage them effectively as It is still up to journalists to be critical thinkers, to be ethical, and to be fair. Failure to make it responsible will result in negative impact on our journalism.
The courses authored by Blaise Aboh, founder, Twentyten Daily, can accessed for free between the June 1 and June 5 by all journalist to equip their knowledge on how best to work with AI while eradicating the myths surrounding AI and its advancement in journalism.
The link to the free courses are as follows;
- Artificial Intelligence and Algorithms in Journalism: This is more than introduction to AI in journalism, you will be able to learn multiple ways in which AI can be used in journalism and content creation.
How to use algorithms to make connections, classify content, fine-tune, and process information and can be used to create news with minimal human input, and to generate personalized content while increasing engagement while saving 20% of journalists’ time
- Automated Content Production(ACP): The value Automated Content Production brings into Journalism, the role of big data in ACP and how it is related to information reporting from the journalistic standpoint.
- Platform, Power Algorithmic Accountability and Reporting: This dives dipper into how algorithm affects life and decision, how editorial dependency can be achieved and from what angle algorithm can be investigated.
Speaking on this development, Ibraheem Alawode, Innovation Lead and Data Research, Twentyten Daily applauded the founder for making the courses free and enjoin journalists to take advantage of this opportunity to increase the size of their knowledge purse.
Ibraheem Alawode said: “Every journalist, it doesn’t matter the type of medium you work for, we all use AI consciously or not. It is to our gain as journalist to be able to use AI to minimise cost, increase efficiency in our content production but also control bias, ensure transparency and accountability with the tools we work with daily.“
“Thank you Blaise Aboh for the free access to this course, the three courses might have a combined monetary value of N16,500 but the volume of knowledge embedded in it is much more . Now, you’re making it free for the advancement of journalism in the country.
“Blaise is a seasoned Data Analyst and AI Expert who works at the intersection of media and civil society. He believes Data is the bedrock of change for any societal growth,”he said.