Predicted tech & media trends in 2022

  • The AI & Local News Challenge is an opportunity for startups and university teams to develop projects that use AI to address the needs of news organizations
  • Applications are open to university teams (faculty and graduate students), startup teams, and teams based at news organizations
  • Each participating team will receive up to $7,500
  • The application deadline is December 19, 2021
  • The program starts January 31, 2022
  • Jay Allred, President of Richland Source & Co-Founder of Lede AI
  • Cynthia DuBose, Managing Editor of Audience Engagement at McClatchy
  • Gordon Edall, Vice President of Sophi.io
  • Matt MacVey (Moderator), Community & Project Lead for AI & Local News Initiative at NYC Media Lab
  • Technology + Storytelling: Engaging the Immersive Future — We brought together creators, technologists, and filmmakers to share their cutting-edge work and explore the ever-changing methods of storytelling in an immersive world.
  • Machines + Media: Facing the Future — In partnership with Bloomberg, we gathered technologists, media professionals, and academic thought leaders to discuss how we can both embrace and manage the impact of technology on our increasingly essential media ecosystem.
  • ASCAP Immersive Music Studio Challenge — In partnership with American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), we worked with startups and university teams to explore new ways we can compose, experience, and interact with music.
  • Synthetic Media Challenge: Exploring the Future of Storytelling — We sought out talented university teams to explore how emerging synthetic media production might impact the future of storytelling, giving form and expression to early-stage concepts.
  • Summit 2021: Future Imperfect — Our two-day online conference brought together hundreds of virtual attendees from NYC Media Lab’s core community to explore the future of media and tech in New York City and beyond.
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