Ahead of our 'Post-Truth': what is it and what can we do about it?' event in Wales, in partnership with the Royal Statistical Society, panel speaker, Professor Leighton Andrews offers up some interesting ideas around how we tackle the beast that is 'fake news' in a fast-moving technological age.
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Dr Alex Freeman, new Executive Director of the Winton Centre for Risk and Evidence Communication at Cambridge talks about the need for evidence in a 'post-truth' society. In her blog, she explains the centre's objectives to champion the principles of presenting fair and balanced evidence and known facts, through research, reviews of evidence, and collaboration with others, in order to help people make better personal and societal decisions.
How dangerous is mental illness? Are young people's job prospects improving? Do prisons work? Megan Clement introduces Hard Evidence; funded by the Alliance, Hard Evidence tackles some of the public policy questions that dominate the news agenda and they’d like to hear your suggestions.
In the guest blog by Sue Littlemore, a founding patron of the Education Media Centre, explores the potential value that academics and journalists could gain by engaging with each other's field.