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Journalist. LSE Media and Comms Professor. Director of Polis, the LSE's international journalism think-tank. Leading the LSE Journalism and AI project. Hammer.

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If you are interested in journalism and AI please save these dates. Some brilliant people will be showing off a who… https://t.co/p4uNH1paDtMind-blowing project in Finland - @villekinnunen just told #NISAudio that @ylenews is spearheading a program to gat… https://t.co/nJxUsq8w2N
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10/21
2020
Applications for the 2021 Executive Program in News Innovation and Leadership are now open. 1/4… https://t.co/4HMSQbubhe
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10/20
2020
We're on the hunt for an editor who can lead the next wave of public interest, bottom up investigations! You'll h… https://t.co/KiRLhMTRev
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10/19
2020
The Germans have a word for this. But it's still not enough. https://t.co/MEJBqiDRhS @benjilanyado It get's better every time.
10/18
2020
Man discovers politics https://t.co/G8BiWyHgMYElite is brilliant - what a great US opportunity https://t.co/wegavxXmaNCompletely fact free coverage of the Brexit 'talks' tonight on the BBC. Perhaps the talks are fact free. So why waste time covering them? @Zielina @JayCoDon and business models can't fix society... @greenmiranda @ChassNews https://t.co/aMGZRgMU4TThere's been an important debate about diversity and journalism this year. In a new research report Polis fellow Ka… https://t.co/leRIdUYvqw
10/16
2020
Hi everyone, I'd like to invite you to a virtual book launch & discussion on AI and journalism moderated by my frie… https://t.co/HvDKMZu7fa
Retweeted by Charlie BeckettDelighted to announce our virtual ½ day event on news video automation on 3 Dec. Registration's open! There's a gre… https://t.co/V1mWrH8jIN
Retweeted by Charlie BeckettA very cool collaboration between a top news organisation and a university - congrats to @ndiakopoulos and… https://t.co/febkGkqaYm"TONIGHT @JSchofieldTrust is hosting a special online discussion about freedom of the media. An Unfree Media? with… https://t.co/f7dmW3bpY5
Retweeted by Charlie BeckettOk swearing is immature but 'shitshow' really does sum up current COVID tier policy https://t.co/Z6SHyiqZmCDirector of the @justainet, @a_b_powell, will be reflecting on how AI that's ethical, works for the common good and… https://t.co/WsJXJkQvhg
Retweeted by Charlie BeckettWe're not looking for degrees from particular universities. Just people with the above criteria + great ideas + a c… https://t.co/1wqG67PxiX
Retweeted by Charlie BeckettPulling together the #NordiCHI2020 conference presentation of our paper entitled ‘Designing Digital Content to Supp… https://t.co/atthbVnRZZ
Retweeted by Charlie Beckett @ChrisStoneTV @rachellefabbott @bonnieluise @DannyMansfield @lizziecantor Congratulations on your hard work - keep in touch!
10/15
2020
Only 58%? https://t.co/yj61NrcXx5And here's the original article in English by @OlleZ explaining how the journalists help shape that algorithm that… https://t.co/udKztCIGlQ¿Hablas español? A thorough article in Spanish on the 'Public Service News Algorithm' created by Swedish Radio feat… https://t.co/zGcLtIKo3p
10/14
2020
Always interesting to get an external perspective on UK media issues. This a thorough (liberal) US take on the curr… https://t.co/SGzExU8MNtLooking forward to joining @NewspaperWorld annual Newsroom Summit on 21-Oct where @zehnzehen @elitetruonghttps://t.co/1ldPrBbF0t
Retweeted by Charlie BeckettWe all love a binary don't we? https://t.co/uJVklEA4yA
10/13
2020
@debmattinson @trevorbmbagency Interesting. Does 'Maggie' still resonate?Soothing. https://t.co/WmEmmrIoGWMedieval in both style and moral substance https://t.co/eLLRWzh825What a disgusting, disturbing, spell-binding film. An amazing achievement. In times of suffering a reminder that th… https://t.co/bd3n6b2LcK
10/10
2020
@systemaddict I doubt that. We didn't find much evidence of any direct job replacement by AI in journalism. It main… https://t.co/rX1iOFK7SP+1 https://t.co/21zoEuv1OHThe clear message from our #JournalismAI project is that the technology needs informed human management. That means… https://t.co/qZNrkdf5BnThe US 2020 Election (mis)information dashboard from @firstdraftnews is a fabulous tool for fact-checkers, research… https://t.co/3S8aapRWLM
10/9
2020
Catch our founder @hannah_ajala speaking here today - 3pm UK time! Subscribe to @ejcnet's YouTube to watch:… https://t.co/QkiNFTuw6a
Retweeted by Charlie BeckettWe’re in search of a driven leader to join @Internews as Chief Financial & Administration Officer! Please take a lo… https://t.co/coIXitatQ0
Retweeted by Charlie BeckettStarting the day watching @alisongow and Romain Rouquier from @SCMPNews present their work on content recommendatio… https://t.co/zoCC4O8UgSTextbook example of how to reframe a journalist's question and then make a substantial point. https://t.co/2iohOc3gGY
10/8
2020
New blog post @MediaLSE ‼️👀 Passion, niche and news institutions: the idea of a journalist is changing again.… https://t.co/DKO5988EFa
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10/7
2020
Latest update on our Journalism AI Collab project. This one focuses in on Team #1 who are working on how AI might h… https://t.co/KqdZiqM2RV @adders @badams Interesting - and good point about conferences.I realise that a lot of news organisations now focus on engagement with members or subscribers but how do you think… https://t.co/vLRKAYfBJWWe talk a lot about how AI can enhance journalism and engagement but algorithmically-driven search has been a major… https://t.co/874jiE03pGThis is great so far. If you're interested in clever ways to create content and engage audiences this is very usefu… https://t.co/e8nP6rSJn0 @derjarjour thanksAre you a brilliant technology reporter? Would you like to join the New Scientist news team? Apply now for a Januar… https://t.co/7G5HM2f5wY
Retweeted by Charlie BeckettWe are looking for colleagues: 3 positions on AI & automation in the media + 1 on regulation of political microtarg… https://t.co/IvHH22vl4q
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10/6
2020
Not this tweeter in particular but so depressing watching US media amplifying Trump yet again. I suppose I'm doing… https://t.co/N8n6DcCukoIn real world COVID news: so much discussion about spreadsheet data, pub closing hours etc but what about the peopl… https://t.co/rE1TgV0wTlMeanwhile in my other world, a rubbish transfer window is lightened by unloading expensive Wilshere and keeping the… https://t.co/uI6cuMQcpBI'm no expert but those plays are as lustful, brutal and challenging as any Netflix drama today. Let new voices spe… https://t.co/dci8Qth0ZGAeschylus' Oresteia has so much to say about passion, power and poetry and revolves around gender and the public -… https://t.co/2uv2kSpe44A lot going on in the world but this is the best thing I've read for a while. @EmilyRCWilson on a trio of plays tha… https://t.co/FR1UrY64e3This is wonderful. Clever format to tell stories about health workers through their homescreens. We really are our… https://t.co/DKe0XmmVvf @jappleby123 No. We don't want nuance at a time like this John.To be fair to Trump, when his team spreads, they superspread.Brilliant news! https://t.co/OexthLySwJ
Retweeted by Charlie BeckettI have loved being a member of @tortoise for the past year throughout my studies - thrilled that they are continuin… https://t.co/Qq29Fx7YDx
Retweeted by Charlie BeckettLabour's Red Wall is getting a lot of attention at the moment. Check out my former colleague @steverayson's excelle… https://t.co/aVMfwCbj1j
10/5
2020
@robertshrimsley Charles. Pickwick Papers. Caricatures building through serialisation into novels. You end up caring about their universe. @robertshrimsley Think Dickens.Interested in how we can use data & artificial intelligence for the public good? We @AdaLovelaceInst are looking fo… https://t.co/4JwqBIGxlL
Retweeted by Charlie BeckettI found the Social Dilemma somewhat hysterical and lacking in real policy ideas. @CaseyNewton made a decent critiqu… https://t.co/JFmnjGi3UtHere's Facebook's official response to the Netflix documentary Social Dilemma. You are not the product and they can… https://t.co/0olZPzWElcTopical pottery #graysonperry https://t.co/PLq25m9RYCIt was so good to talk with people who know so much about the risk and potential of AI technology - my views on how… https://t.co/BheZayZJRLIt's not always (just) Facebook's fault. New research: "Donald Trump has perfected the art of harnessing mass medi… https://t.co/LEXfJEKdbvEvergreen quote https://t.co/8Qdick9gFfNothing to do with journalism, but this is fascinating on new archeology technologies opening up fresh thinking on… https://t.co/BONFPKQSrtA thorough critical analysis of Google's billion dollars for the news industry. As it says, the sum is actually qui… https://t.co/cqnJ6uSxdwA useful journalism tip: First look at the data. Then opine. https://t.co/X4oyl7bOdwIf you are embarking on an individual journalism career path you might want to join the @ejcnet Freelance Assembly… https://t.co/8jGEXWhwhe @suenew @kingsjournalism ThanksHow will the journalism 'passion economy' change what it means to be a journalist? Will 'niche' media reshape the n… https://t.co/qrfFEQHqBW @ShakeelHashim Fun while it lasted...An original take on today's top story #datajournalism https://t.co/s01EAcpUtn @AndrewDMurray But also: if he has no symptoms, he looks strong and COVID appears harmless?America votes in one month. https://t.co/sxQCqqDkUI
10/2
2020
We're accepting applications to fill the position of Director of the School of Journalism, Writing, and Media! Look… https://t.co/1Zg8f3B3CQ
Retweeted by Charlie BeckettIf you are interested in AI then this report is for you. 177 slides of data and analysis from @NathanBenaich and… https://t.co/actFXXLg0oRegistration is now open. Sign up to (virtually) attend our 6th Annual @TMCAsser Lecture (26 Nov). This year’s talk… https://t.co/arZjCi9QXm
Retweeted by Charlie BeckettIn a recent talk to India journalism students I came up with my own list of the six 'C's that future journalists ne… https://t.co/McyVB2v3TkThis is a great blog from @paulbradshaw on the habits or skills that journalists need. Crucially, he points out tha… https://t.co/wLLE4bqkFaInteresting. Google is going to pay a selection of publishers for content and share audience data. Raises all the u… https://t.co/H8Y5VpiC8gHow can AI contribute to ensuring quality journalism? Speaking at @BundesKultur program supporting #EU2020DE today… https://t.co/lQUv67ow9b
Retweeted by Charlie BeckettAre you a freelance journalist? The @ejcnet are running some very practical and useful training and advice sessions… https://t.co/0CTH2BuC5b
10/1
2020
Obviously helped by the pandemic, but @TheLocalEurope have hit a sweet spot for people taking more than a passing i… https://t.co/S0WO64fQ2gThis article about how Swedish radio built a 'public service algorithm' for their news service is getting huge traf… https://t.co/I78iqcoAsv @digidickinson @SteveBakerHW More seriously, I find it odd that the interviewer didn't make that simple point. @digidickinson @SteveBakerHW Yes, but not 'that' law...
9/30
2020
Some useful context in this thread for that @Channel4News story on Facebook and suppression of the Black vote in 20… https://t.co/1hNesD1skXShould journalists be more like influencers? Good thread from someone doing interesting work crossing boundaries. T… https://t.co/vdNQ051W1N @dmitryshishkin @OlleZ @sverigesradio Swedish Radio are excellent. They have great leadership on innovation and out… https://t.co/VW6WSQxCDM @Matt_Walsh Congratulations - a very cool gig! @EllenHel @giovannamas It reminded me of the Kony2012 campaign - a brilliant piece of attention-grabbing media with… https://t.co/qkdzDOO6gO @JamieJBartlett We called for this basic but vital regulation for political advertising two years ago in the LSE Tr… https://t.co/AXlMaUqgGZMore proof that every social media political advert run during an election needs to be published on a public databa… https://t.co/vZQCMZ2tqr
Retweeted by Charlie BeckettAt 9am UK time I'll be talking with @amarckmann about his research on automated journalism and his new guidebook on… https://t.co/EBNBeZaVHM
9/29
2020
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9/28
2020

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