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4 July 2024

Breaking Horizon: The Post Office Scandal

Over nearly two decades, the UK Post Office prosecuted hundreds of innocent subpostmasters for shortfalls in their accounts caused, in fact, by errors of an IT system called Horizon - one of the biggest and most egregious miscarriages of justice in recent British history.

29 June 2023

Time Travel for Beginners: How to Create and Use Web Archives. Hands-on.

Hands-on. Ever relied upon an online source, only later to find it deleted or changed? Ever wanted to travel back in time? This class will cover the next best thing: web archives. We'll look at getting the most out of resources like the Wayback Machine -- what they're good for, and what they're not.

29 June 2023

The Keys to the Algorithm: Inside an AI System

Across Europe, secretive algorithms are making life-changing decisions about millions of welfare recipients. An international team of journalists led by Lighthouse Reports gained unprecedented access to an AI system designed to predict which welfare recipients were committing fraud.

21 June 2021

National Security Reporting: Barton Gellman in conversation with Cory Doctorow

(90 mins) 16:30 BST / 11:30 ET Barton Gellman is one of three journalists to have shared the Pulitzer Prize for reporting on Edward Snowden’s revelations on mass surveillance, as part of the programme he talks to author, journalist and activist Cory Doctorow about the national security beat and working with whistleblowers and leaks.

23 February 2021
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Trinity Mirror (UK wide)

17 February 2021
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Wales Online (Swansea and Cardiff)

10 February 2021
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Reach (UK wide)

2–11 February 2021
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Byline Times (UK wide)

22 January – 5 February 2021
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Bury Free Press KM Group (Suffolk)

19–26 January 2021
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Archant – Norwich Evening News (East Anglia)