Publications and Presentations


  • Wilczek, B., Haim, M., & Thurman, N. (2024). Transforming the value chain of local journalism with AI. AI Magazine, 45(1).
  • Sjøvaag, H. (2024). The business of news in the AI economy. AI Magazine, 45(1).
  • Wilczek, B., & Haim, M. (2023). Wie kann Künstliche Intelligenz die Effizienz von Medienorganisationen steigern? Eine Systematisierung entlang der Nachrichtenwertkette mit besonderer Berücksichtigung lokaler und regionaler Medien. MedienWirtschaft, 4(19), 44–50.


  • Wilczek, B. (2024). Towards an innovation management approach to develop responsible AI in local journalism: An organizational learning perspective. EMMA 2024, NHL Stenden, Leeuwarden, Netherlands.
  • Wilczek, B. (2024). AI product innovation management in news organizations: A cross-national investigation from a stakeholder theory perspective. EMMA 2024, NHL Stenden, Leeuwarden, Netherlands.
  • Eder, M., & Sjøvaag, H. (2024). Falling behind the AI innovation curve? Understanding transformative challenges for local news organizations in Germany and Norway. EMMA 2024, NHL Stenden, Leeuwarden, Netherlands.
  • Wilczek, B., & Portugal, R. (2024). Levering design thinking for responsible AI innovation. Innovations in local news media, MeCCSA Local and Community Media Network.
  • Eder, M. (2024). The current state of responsible AI in (local) journalism. Innovations in local news media, MeCCSA Local and Community Media Network.
  • Wilczek, B. (2024). Responsible innovation of responsible AI in local journalism. AI for media: Science meets journalism, Bayerischer Rundfunk and Technical University of Munich, Germany.
  • Wilczek, B., Eder, M., Portugal, R., Thurman, N. & Haim, M. (2023). Journalism students' views on AI innovation and responsibility: Findings from a Design Thinking project in Germany. Future of Journalism Conference 2023, Cardiff University, Cardiff, United Kingdom.
  • Piasecki, S., & Helberger, N. (2023). To procure or not procure: Improving the conditions for journalistic AI adoption from external technology providers. Future of Journalism Conference 2023, Cardiff University, Cardiff, United Kingdom.
  • Portugal, R., Wilczek, B., Eder, M., Thurman, N., & Haim, M. (2023). Design Thinking for journalism in the AI age: Towards an innovation process for responsible AI applications. Joint Computation + Journalism and European Data & Computational Journalism Conference 2023, Zurich, Switzerland.
  • Wilczek, B., Thurman, N., Haim, M., Helberger, N., Fokkens, A., van Atteveldt, W., & Sjøvaag, H. (2022). AI adoption patterns in local journalism: Current use and future potential in the German media market. 72nd Annual Conference of the ICA, Paris, France.
  • Wilczek, B., Helberger, N., & Thurman, N. (2021). AI strategy formation in local newspapers [Virtual conference session]. Future of Journalism Conference 2021, Cardiff University, Cardiff, United Kingdom.
  • Wilczek, B., Thurman, N., & Helberger, N. (2021). Current state and future potential of local AI: An investigation of how and under what conditions local newspapers adopt artificial intelligence applications along the news value chain. [Virtual conference session]. 71st Annual ICA Conference, Denver, CO, United States of America.
  • Wilczek, B., Thurman, N., & Helberger, N. (2021). AI adoption in local journalism [Virtual conference session]. Journalism 5.0, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic.

Pre-conferences and conference panels

  • Pillai, R., Dodds, T., Seipp, T. J., & van der Nat, R. (2024). Artificial intelligence in Dutch regional newsrooms : Prospects and perspectives. Panel organized at the MozFest 2024 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  • Wilczek, B., & Knudsen, E. (2022). Understanding the dynamics of (ir)responsible AI in journalism and algorithmically shaped news flows. Pre-conference organized at the 72st Annual ICA Conference in Paris, France.
  • Wilczek, B., Thurman, N., Helberger, N., Diakopoulos, N., Haim, M., Fokkens, A., van Atteveldt, W., & Sjøvaag, H. (2021). Artificial Intelligence in local journalism. Virtual panel organized at the 71st Annual ICA Conference (originally to be held in Denver, CO, United States of America).

Invited talks

  • Haim, M. (2024). KI im Lokaljournalismus: Einblicke in das Projekt "Towards Responsible AI for Local Journalism" [AI in local journalism: Insights from the project "Towards Responsible AI for Local Journalism"]. "Intelligent in die Zukunft: vom Umbruch zum Aufbruch", 26. Forum Lokaljournalismus 2024 der Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung (bpb).
  • Eder, M. (2024). Wie KI heute und morgen den Journalismus verändert [How AI is changing journalism today and tomorrow]. "FokusLMU: Künstliche Intelligenz verstehen - Chancen, Grenzen und Gefahren", organized by LMU Munich.
  • Eder, M. (2023). Verantwortungsvolle KI und Lokaljournalismus: Aktuelle Entwicklungen und neue Möglichkeiten [Responsible AI and local journalism: Recent developments and new possibilities]. Presentation held at the Bundeswehr University Munich, Neubiberg.
  • Wilczek, B. (2023). Nailing your subscription pitch: What compels readers to pay? Chair of a panel consisting of experts from the Guardian News and Media, Dazed Media, The Bureau of Investigative Journalism, and Mill Media. "Newsrewired Conference", organized by, London.
  • Portugal, R. (2023). Design Thinking for responsible AI in local journalism. Presentation held at the Center for Research in Intelligent Technologies (CiTIUS), University of Santiago de Compostela.
  • Wilczek, B., & Portugal, R. (2023). Towards responsible AI in journalism. "pd digital Conference", organized by Mediengruppe Pressedruck, Augsburg.
  • Wilczek, B. (2023). Lokaljournalismus in Zeiten von KI und Digitalisierung: Design Thinking als Lösungsansatz, um verantwortungsvolle KI im Lokaljournalismus zu entwickeln [Local journalism in times of AI and digitalization: Design Thinking as a method to develop responsible AI in local journalism]. "Neue Plattformen – neue Öffentlichkeiten", organized by the HTWK Leipzig and European Institute for Quality Journalism (EIQ), Leipzig.
  • Sjøvaag, H. (2023). AI and Infrastructure. Keynote panel, organized by the AI, Media, and Democracy Lab. Amsterdam.
  • Eder, M. (2023). Journalism at the algorithmic crossroads: Challenges and opportunities of responsible AI. ICA partner panel: "Trustworthy and responsible AI: Communication
    perspectives", organized by the IAMCR 2023, Lyon.
  • Sjøvaag, H. (2023). Communication infrastructures, distribution flows and datafied media industries. CUDAN Open Lab Seminar Series, organized by Tallin University.
  • Sjøvaag, H., & Ferrer Conill, R. (2023). Digital backbones: Data streams in the digital infrastructure and consequences for the media industries. MediaFutures Seminar, organized by the University of Bergen.
  • Thurman, N., Wilczek, B., Stalph, F., & Thäsler-Kordonouri, S. (2021). Automation in local journalism: The views of news consumers, editors and executives in the UK and Germany. Virtual Research Seminar on “Artificial Intelligence in News Media: the Case of Local Journalism”, organized by the MeCCSA Local and Community Media Network.
  • Wilczek, B. (2021). The future of local news media. Keynote at the Conference on “Digital Discourses: Journalism in the Digital Age”, organized by the Goethe-Institut Indonesien, German Embassy Jakarta, Deutsche Welle and the Multatuli Project.
  • Wilczek, B., & Thurman, N. (2021). Ambidextrous AI: Antecedents of efficient and ethical AI applications in local journalism. “Corona Talks”, organized by Prof. Dr. Reinemann, Department of Media & Communication, LMU Munich, Germany.

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