2022 Spring Conference

May 10 -11, 2022

Atlanta, GA

AI for Local News

May 10

3:15 - 4:00 PM

Ballroom I & II

No matter the size of your newsroom – budget, staffing or audience – tools that include automation and AI can supercharge your output and reach. In this session, AP’s Aimee Rinehart will walk you through the state of technology in U.S. local newsrooms and provide a roadmap for implementing tools across the news value chain: newsgathering, production, distribution and business-side. You’ll leave this session understanding what AI can do for news operations and with tools that you can implement today. Here’s more about AP’s Local News AI initiative, including its recently published report on U.S. local newsrooms’ AI readiness.

Google News Initiative Transparent

Aimee Rinehart

AP Local News AI Initiative

Local News AI Program Manager