Robots will never replace journalists

Robots will never replace journalists

Artificial intelligence was the keyword at this year’s New Practices in Journalism conference. Lisa Gibbs, AI Newsroom Lead at the Associated Press, answered our questions on the promise and the risks linked to robot journalism. For Gibbs, artificial intelligence should be welcomed as a means for journalists to bypass routine daily tasks, affording them more time to focus on the mission of their field: informing the world. Watch the video.

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Transparency and Accountability in Mainstream Media

Transparency and Accountability in Mainstream Media

Yochai Benkler doesn’t like the way the term “fake news” has been deployed by Donald Trump. In this video interview, he provides the original use of the term and discusses major challenges facing democracy, spurred not only by the under-regulation of mainstream media but in a context of deep economic security and identity threat.

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Education as a Road to Better Governance

Education as a Road to Better Governance

From the opening of the Paris Peace Forum and throughout the three day event, debates and discussions regularly returned to the key role that youth and education have to play in peace and global governance. It is for this reason that Sciences Po felt it crucial to be one of the founding members and part of the executive committee of this annual international forum.

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“Terrorism cannot prevail if the people refuse to be terrorised”

“Terrorism cannot prevail if the people refuse to be terrorised”

Last week Sciences Po welcomed two exceptional speakers for a combined lecture on “The Euro-Atlantic Solidarity Against Terrorism”. Former Prime Minister of France, Bernard Cazeneuve, and Jeh Johnson, the US Secretary of Homeland Security under President Obama, exchanged words on the rise and evolution of terrorism, as well as their responses to it. Both stressed the need for effective collaboration between nations in order to mount a powerful and unified global response.

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100 Sciences Po students at the Paris Peace Forum

100 Sciences Po students at the Paris Peace Forum

Sciences Po is proud to be one of the six founding members of the Paris Peace Forum, a global platform for governance projects spearheaded by President Emmanuel Macron (FR). The first ever edition took place from 11-13 of November with over 70 heads of state present to discuss and debate global governance. 100 students from Sciences Po took part in and volunteered at the event: watch the video to hear about their novel experience.

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The Camera as a Weapon, Photographs as Bombs

The Camera as a Weapon, Photographs as Bombs

Cameras that “serve as weapons”, photos as “political bombs” that “explode”: such was the language of photographer JR when he addressed a packed lecture hall of students at Sciences Po this week. Taking his audience on a two-hour whistle-stop tour of the most provocative pieces of his career – by way of Paris, Rio de Janeiro, and the Mexican border – JR answered the question of whether art is by its nature political. If his compelling lecture made one thing clear, it’s that his work certainly always is.

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"When I discovered the French startup ecosystem, I was hooked"

On 11 October, delegates from Station F spoke at Sciences Po to give students a glimpse of life inside the biggest start-up campus in the world – and the only one in Paris. Station F Director Roxanne Varza, an alumna of Sciences Po, discussed the richness of possibility for entrepreneurs starting out in one of the tech world’s most underrated capital cities, as well as Station F’s methods for reeling in the very best of them. We asked where her particular passion for the French entrepreneurial ecosystem came from and what role universities have to play in inspiring the founders of tomorrow's tech giants.

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Sharyl Attkisson at the School of Journalism

Sharyl Attkisson at the School of Journalism

For the start of this academic year, the School of Journalism’s guest of honour was award-winning investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson. Formerly an anchor for CNN and CBS News and now host of Full Measure, a US investigative news series, Attkisson has won multiple Emmy Awards and published two best-selling works of non-fiction, The Smear and Stonewalled. In her keynote speech to students, she discussed the state of journalism in a context of “fake news” and addressed the challenges facing anyone wishing to enter the “dynamic, troubled but important and exciting profession of journalism”.

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