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    Webinar: AI and Audio Journalism

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    Join us for the sixth in our AI and Journalism series. In this webinar, we will explore the use of AI tools for audio content generation, production, and distribution - and the associated risks and opportunities. The session will also explore AI-generated voices and music, and provide tips and guidance on how to use these tools. You may find it helpful, ahead of the session, to open a free account in Beatoven and Descript.

    Date: 6 June 2024

    Time: 10.30am - 12 noon

    Venue: Virtual

    Tickets: Free, registration essential

    TRAINER: Kirsten Diprose is a radio broadcaster, podcaster and researcher based on a farm in south-west Victoria. Prior to this, Kirsten was a journalist for the ABC based mainly in Melbourne. She is a PhD candidate at Deakin University, researching podcasting and local news sustainability. Kirsten founded a rural podcast, Ducks on the Pond and podcasting business, Rural Podcasting Co. She is a regular radio presenter on ABC Radio Melbourne’s The Conversation Hour.

    SPEAKER: Andrew Davies is Manager, Digital and Audio Content Development at the ABC in Australia. He helps drive the ABC’s audio-on-demand strategy, is actively involved in commissioning, develops new shows and co-productions, and has a long track record with audio innovation projects. Andrew has an excellent knowledge of global audio trends and is Chair of the European Broadcasting Union’s podcast group. Andrew was a long-time audio producer working across a range of successful Radio National specialist shows. He has received a UN Association of Australia Media Peace Award for his audio work.

    Full list of 2024 sessions:

    1. Get your newsroom AI-Ready for 2024 - 4 December 2023

    2. Learn about AI for Text Journalists - 12 February 2024

    3. AI and Investigative Journalism - 14 March 2024

    4. AI for Photojournalists and Video Reporters - 9 April 2024

    5. AI - Visualisations and Interactives - 16 May 2024

    6. AI and Audio Journalism - 6 June 2024

    7. AI and Copyright, Media Law, Verification and Fact-Checking - 7 July 2024

    8. AI and Newsroom Workflows - 8 August 2024

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    Corinne Podger, Senior Manager for Programs and Education, Walkley Foundation -

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