Seminar invitation

‘The promises and pitfalls of artificial intelligence in journalism’

When: Monday April 22nd 1-4 pm
Where: Swedish School of Social Science (room 209), University of Helsinki, Snellmaninkatu 12, Helsinki

How is the conceptual framework for studying AI and journalism evolving? What are the underlying assumptions and normative expectations shaping our anticipation of AI’s development in journalism? At our upcoming seminar, we will discuss these critical questions. We will also present preliminary findings of an analysis of Nieman Lab predictions regarding AI in journalism.

The seminar is open to all interested parties; however, advance registration is required. Please confirm your attendance no later than 17.4.2024 by email to Charlotte Lackman (


Jaana Hujanen: Opening words 13.00-13.15
Carl-Gustav Lindén: Augmenting journalism with AI: a new conceptual framework 13.15-13.45
Juho Ruotsalainen: The normative futures of journalistic AI in Nieman Lab predictions 13:45-14.10
Coffee break 14.10-14.25
Stefanie Sirén-Heikel: Emerging editorial uses of journalistic AI – what happens to norms, ethics, and practices? 14.25-14.40
Leo Leppänen: A brief history of natural language generation 14.40-14.55
Discussion 15.00-15.45

This is a kick off seminar of a research project “Envisioning artificial intelligence into journalism practice”, funded by Helsingin Sanomat Foundation

Warmly welcome!