Artificial Intelligence Market Project

While there is abundant literature addressing AI’s impact on journalism and how journalists incorporate these advanced technologies into their workflows, there remains a significant void in understanding the key players developing these AI tools. The AI Market project aims to fill this gap by systematically collecting and analyzing data about companies and innovators designing AI solutions tailored to media outlets and journalists.

Objectives of The AI Market Project

The primary objectives of this project include:

  • Identifying key players: Compiling a comprehensive list of companies and individual innovators at the forefront of developing AI tools for journalism.
  • Mapping financial links: Analyzing financial investments and ownership structures to understand the economic landscape surrounding these AI tools.
  • Assessing impact: Evaluating how these AI tools are used by media organizations and their effectiveness in enhancing journalistic practices.
  • Promoting transparency: Providing an open-access database for journalists, researchers, and the public to access detailed information about the developers of AI tools in journalism.

This initiative aligns with our center’s long-standing tradition of excellence in mapping ownership and financial links across various sectors. By extending this expertise to AI in journalism, the project aims to foster greater transparency and understanding of the AI tools that are increasingly integral to modern journalism.


Data Collection

  • Primary sources: Direct information from company websites, press releases, and product documentation, trade registries
  • Secondary sources: Academic literature, industry reports, and news articles

Data Analysis

  • Mapping ownership: Tracing the ownership structures of companies.
  • Financial links: Identifying financial relationships and investments among companies.
  • Market impact: Analyzing the influence of these companies on the journalism industry.

Expected Outcomes

Comprehensive database

A detailed database of companies creating AI tools for journalism, including:

  • Company profiles
  • Ownership structures
  • Financial data

Analytical reports

Regular reports highlighting:

  • Key trends in the AI journalism market
  • Major players and their market influence
  • Financial dynamics and potential conflicts of interest


Improved transparency in the AI journalism market, aiding:

  • Journalists in understanding the tools they use
  • Media outlets in making informed decisions about adopting AI technologies
  • Researchers and policymakers in crafting regulations and policies

For more information about The AI Market project and to participate in this initiative, please contact us at [email protected].


Marius Dragomir

Marius Dragomir is the Founding Director of the Media and Journalism Research Center, which continues the work of the Center for Media, Data and Society (CMDS). Marius led CMDS etween 2016 and 2022. He previously worked for the Open Society Foundations (OSF) for over a decade where he managed the research and policy portfolio of the Program on Independent Journalism (PIJ), formerly the Network Media Program (NMP), in London.

Michał Głowacki

Michał is an Associate Professor at the University of Warsaw, Poland. He has conducted research projects funded by the European Commission, the Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation, the Swedish Institute, the Research Council of Norway, Poland’s National Science Center, the National Agency for Academic Exchange and the Polish-American Fulbright Commission. Michał was the Programme Advisor to the Advisory Group on Public Service Media Governance at the Council of Europe in 2010. He is Editor in Chief of the “Central European Journal of Communication”.

Peter Hanák

Peter is a journalist and a university teacher. He holds a PhD in media studies from Charles University Prague and an LL.M. in economic analysis of law from Rotterdam, Hamburg, and Haifa universities. As a researcher, he cooperated with several leading NGOs, including the International Press Institute (IPI). As a journalist, he witnessed the political capture of the Slovak public service broadcaster. Since 2018, he has worked at, Slovakia’s most visited news website. He was awarded the Slovak Journalism Award twice. 

Sydney Martin

Sydney is a graduate student from the East coast of United States with a keen interest in policy, law and freedom of speech. She holds a BA degree from D.C.’s American University in Communications, Law, Economics and Government (CLEG), and is currently enrolled in the Erasmus Mundus MAPP program with an expected completion date in 2025. She is thrilled about the opportunity to explore the relatively uncharted topic of of AI solutions in media and journalism with MJRC.

Robert Nemeth

Robert Nemeth had a 15-year-long career in journalism, with diverse roles at different Hungarian TV stations and online media outlets, ranging from journalist to senior editor and news producer. He was also guest lecturer at the Department of Media and Communication at Eötvös Lóránd University (ELTE) in Budapest, Hungary. He actively participates in various research projects, including leading the MJRC’s collaborative project with Philea on producing the Journalism Funders Forum newsletter.

Filip Świtkowski

Filip Świtkowski is a researcher at the University of Warsaw. He has a PhD in political science and administration and a master’s degree in law. His research activity is focused on contemporary political and media systems and the impact of new media on shaping public policies. Currently, he is a member of the research team of the CHANSE project “Public Service Media in the Age of Platforms”. He is also an attorney-at-law trainee in the Bar Association in Poland.

Jonáš Syrovátka

Jonáš Syrovátka’s main research interest is the intersection of emergence of non-democratic ideologies, transformation of contemporary politics and proliferation of disinformation in the online space. For the last ten years he analysed these topics as a member of several civil society organisations in the Czech Republic. In 2024, he obtained a Ph.D in Political Science from the Masaryk University in Brno.