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Threats and Opportunities for Journalism in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

With Roman Höfner, Ann-Katrin Müller, and Dr Keegan McBride
31 May 2023
With Roman Höfner, Ann-Katrin Müller, and Dr Keegan McBride

Journalists play an essential role in society, bringing truth to the public’s attention, exposing lies, and holding those in power accountable. How journalists are able to do this, in today’s networked society, is transforming.

Join us for a discussion with Ann-Katrin Müller and Roman Höfner from Der Spiegel to hear about how new advancements in technology and particularly AI are giving rise to a new set of challenges for journalism. By presenting real-world examples of elaborate networks of fake profiles and case studies, this talk explores the different ways in which fake news campaigns are leading to mistrust in democracy and the media, the current failings of the public sector and private sector platforms, and, additionally, discuss potential ways to fight back – for citizens, journalists, and the public sector alike.

This event was moderated by Dr. Keegan McBride from the Oxford Internet Institute


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Roman Höfner

Journalist, Der Spiegel

He studied German, English and psychology at the University of Kassel. He has been an editor at SPIEGEL since 2010, where he is currently responsible for open source intelligence research.

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Ann-Katrin Müller

Journalist, Der Spiegel

Ann-Katrin Müller studied Political Science and European Studies in Bonn and London at King’s College. She has been political editor at DER SPIEGEL since August 2013.