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Ivor Gaber

Professor of Journalism, University of Sussex

Ivor Gaber is Professor of Journalism at the University of Sussex and Emeritus Professor of Broadcast Journalism at Goldsmiths College University of London. He is also a broadcaster, writer, and media consultant. As an independent radio producer he makes and presents programmes for Radio 4 and the World Service.

His main field of academic expertise is political communications. He has co-authored three books and numerous articles on this topic and is a frequent expert contributor to BBC 5Live, Radio 4, the World Service, BBC TV, ITN, Sky News and a host of foreign broadcasters. His journalistic career has included senior editorial positions at the BBC, ITN, Channel Four and Sky News. He was part of the launch team of Channel Four News, the televising of Parliament and Radio 5Live’s political coverage.

He is now an Independent Editorial Advisor to the BBC Trust, the UK representative on the UN’s International Programme for Development Communication and has served as a media consultant to a variety of international bodies and organisations including UK Government departments, the European Union, the Council of Europe and UNESCO.

Trump's America – the land of the not-so-free press

Jan 28, 2017 06:53 am UTC| Insights & Views Politics

The Trump offensive in both senses of the word against the media continues unabated. The already fraught relationship now appears to have taken a more sinister turn with the news that six journalists who were arrested...

The Trump dossier and why verification is important in the era of fake news

Jan 11, 2017 17:12 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

To verify, or not to verify? That is the question that journalists face on an almost daily basis; but the issue of whether media organisations should publish information that isnt 100% watertight has been brought into...

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Economy

Softer inflation data from Spain and Germany dampen speculation of earlier unwinding of ECB stimulus

National CPI inflation releases today from Germany, eurozones largest economy point to price growth falling back from a four-year high this month. Flash German inflation data considered as a precursor to Fridays Eurozone...

U.S. Treasuries jump ahead of FOMC members’ speech, Q4 GDP

The U.S. Treasuries jumped Thursday as investors await the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) members Mester, Kaplan and Williams speech, scheduled to be held later in the day. The yield on the benchmark 10-year...

UK gilts jump after PM May begins Brexit process; investors eye Q4 GDP

The UK gilts jumped Thursday after Prime Minister Theresa May invoked the Article 50 of the Brexit Negotiations. It will now take around 2 long years for the process to end and officially declare Britain no more a part of...

USD/CAD likely to reach 1.40 level by mid-2017, says Scotiabank

The Canadian dollar performed relatively well in the early stages of 2017; in fact, the Bank of Canada Governor Stephen S. Poloz was forced to remind investors that broader CAD strength would hurt Canadian exporters which...

German bunds gain on expectations of fall in March consumer inflation

The German bunds gained Thursday, following expectations of a fall in the countrys consumer price inflation during the month of March. Also, investors remain keen to read the unemployment rate and the eurozones March CPI,...

Politics

German election: Merkel’s CDU wins big in regional election

The final crucial election in the European continent will take place in Germany on September 24th. Incumbent German Chancellor Angela Merkel is hoping to become Germanys longest serving chancellor by winning the fourth...

Study: 60 percent of rural millennials lack access to a political life

Like older voters, young ones were divided by the 2016 presidential election. A recent study of millennial voters by Tufts University found that young people had starkly different opinions about politics and civic...

Why threats to get votes for health law are more workplace bullying than political tactics

In an effort to pass the health care law, Donald Trump placed intense political pressure on members of the House, even telling one key lawmaker Im going to come after you, according to reports. The president has also made...

Indians' 'notes ban' compliance masks a silent crisis of legitimacy

This article is part of the Democracy Futures series, a joint global initiative between The Conversation and the Sydney Democracy Network. The project aims to stimulate fresh thinking about the many challenges facing...

BBC 'Brexit bias' claims need to be based on hard evidence

The recent letter to the BBC by a group of MPs accusing it of anti-Brexit bias looks like the latest attempt by politicians and press magnates to intimidate the public broadcaster. The letter complains that the BBC has,...

Science

Momentum isn't magic – vindicating the hot hand with the mathematics of streaks

Its NCAA basketball tournament season, known for its magical moments and the March Madness it can produce. Many fans remember Stephen Currys superhuman 2008 performance where he led underdog Davidson College to victory...

How science is helping the police search for bodies in water

Police divers have started searching a canal in North Lanarkshire, Scotland, hoping to find the remains of schoolgirl Moira Anderson who disappeared, suspected murdered, in 1957. The operation follows an investigation by...

Let me entertain you – that's how to get a science message across

Communicating science to the public can be hard. Climate change is the most notorious example, but the public debates around vaccinations and evolution have also exposed a lack of understanding of how the public engages...

National Science Statement a positive gesture but lacks policy solutions: experts

Today the Australian government launched the National Science Statement, outlining its commitment to science as part of the National Innovation and Science Agenda. This comes in advance of the 2030 Strategic Plan, with...

It’s the age of the antibiotic revolution, not apocalypse

Bad news sells papers. Or as Elliot Carver, the media mogul set on world domination in the Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies put it: Theres no news like bad news. As a scientist, my responsibility is to separate fact from...

Technology

Microsoft Racks Praise With Windows 10 Creators Update, Big Gaming Features And More

While Microsoft has been getting a lot of flak for its botched Windows 10 rollout years after its initial launch, its updates seem to be receiving the opposite reaction. The Windows 10 Creators update has been particularly...

Artificial Intelligence Optimizes Traffic Flow Right Now If Humans Give Up Freedom Of Choice

Traffic jams are among the worst things about the modern world that practically everyone can agree on. No one wants to be stuck in a car for hours on end with a slow-moving line ahead. While there are several solutions...

Civilian Allowed To Fly A Jetpack In Historic Demo

After decades of broken promises, it seems the time has finally come. Jetpack Aviation just mad industry news by allowing a minimally trained civilian to try out its innovative mode of transport and nobody died. This marks...

Trump Gets A China-Made iPhone Despite Calling For An Apple Boycott And Anti-China Stance

The American people have been given plenty of reasons to doubt anything that President Trump has to say since his inauguration, with so many of his promises coming to nothing. Now, they can add his call to boycott Apple...

video Internet Privacy Is Dead, VPN Or Otherwise

Now that Congress has officially killed privacy for internet users, a new day is dawning over the World Wide Web. For starters, people are going to have to get used to the fact that every single thing they do over the...
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