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Making documentaries for the YouTube generation

Ben Zand believes in the power of representation and uses his documentaries to tell stories about people that might not otherwise be heard. He wants to represent reality and to help people all over the world understand each other.

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Write to the Point: Four Tips for Better Writing

LSE MSc student Perry Newsome distills some key advice from Sam Leith’s Polis Talk at the LSE on 4th December 2018

Effective writing skills are a life-long asset. No matter where you may be in your career, it is beneficial to refresh your familiarity with the basics of clear writing. Sam Leith, a journalist, author, and literary editor at The Spectator has […]

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    Can AI create a fairer world? Five principles for ethical coding

Can AI create a fairer world? Five principles for ethical coding

LSE MSc student Nicole Darabian reports on a Polis Talk by Kriti Sharma given to the LSE on 27 November 2018

With automation resulting in jobs losses, flawed algorithms perpetuating discriminatory practices and robots receiving citizenships, it is easy to feel discouraged by some of the recent contributions of artificial intelligence (AI).  However, in a world of growing scepticism, Kriti […]

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    Bold assertions but too optimistic? A review of the LSE report ‘Tackling the Information Crisis’

Bold assertions but too optimistic? A review of the LSE report ‘Tackling the Information Crisis’

In his latest blog on the new ethics of journalism, George Pitcher reviews the LSE Truth, Trust and Technology Commission’s report Tackling the Information Crisis.

A danger that besets anyone who tries to tackle what is happening to our media in the digital era is that it’s a lot easier to set out what the problems are than to propose solutions for […]

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