21st February 2018
Journalists from around the US are invited to apply for this year’s Age Boom Academy, The Future of Work: New Technology and an Aging Workforce to be held May 31 – June 2 at Columbia Journalism School in NYC.
The current technological revolution need not become a race between humans and machines but rather an opportunity for work to truly become a channel through which people recognize their full potential. To ensure that we achieve this vision, we must become more specific and much faster in understanding the changes underway and cognizant of our collective responsibility to lead our businesses and communities through this transformative moment.” – World Economic Forum (2016)
The Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center and the Columbia School of Journalism will host the 2018 Age Boom Academy, The Future of Work: New Technology and an Aging Workforce, May 31 – June 2, 2018.
Each year, a selective process identifies Fellows who come together with researchers for an intensive two-and-a-half day workshop to learn how to effectively translate science into accessible reporting on complex issues. During the Academy, hosted at the Columbia Journalism School in New York City, journalist Fellows learn by interviewing assembled scientists and experts and by participating in story clinics led by researchers and senior journalists. Journalists come to the Academy with a potential story topic in mind and are expected to publish their story in the following weeks.
Fellows will receive the latest research concerning the changing demographics of the U.S. workforce, the impact of new technology on the future of work, and the policies and strategies needed to equip the workforce with the skills they will need.
Some of the questions that will be discussed are: Whose jobs will be most affected by artificial intelligence? How do we use education and training to keep people relevant? How can new technology be integrated into jobs to help people work longer?
Train and hotel are provided for out-of-town Fellows. Age Boom Academy is funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
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15th January 2021
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