Jay Allred joins host Nikita Roy to share how his newsroom uses artificial intelligence to automatically generate sports content by converting data into news articles.
Jay Allred is the CEO of Source Media Properties, a nationally recognized local news organization serving nearly half a million readers in Ohio in the United States. The Source newsrooms have become known for their tightly focused local coverage, entrepreneurial culture, and national leadership in audience engagement, revenue generation, and solutions journalism.
Jay is also the co-founder of Lede AI, an artificial intelligence startup developed inside Source Media’s newsroom. Lede AI builds reliable, easy-to-use automation tools for newsrooms informed by the needs of readers, journalists, and communities.
Jay serves as a board member of LION Publishers and was a 2022 Sulzberger Fellow at the Columbia Journalism School, where his project focused on the development of easy-to-use SAAS tools for local newsrooms around the globe.
On today’s episode, Jay highlights his team’s journey building Lede AI, how his newsroom is carefully experimenting with generative AI, and discusses the future of the local news landscape.
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