Archive for ‘London School of Economics and Political Science’

Arthur Sulzberger touts New York Times digital subscription plan

Sulzberger's hourlong talk focused on the digital "transformation" of the Times, whose metered paywall could mark a transition for newspapers to charge users for their content online. But not all audience members agreed, and there were some uncomfortable moments when Sulzberger addressed questions on the plan's long-term sustainability.

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A serendipitous find

Today my friend and I went to campus security to have our laptops "marked" -- a gel and sticker were applied to the exterior so that if stolen, they can be easily identified as property of the LSE -- when I noticed a book sitting face down on a nearby table. I turned it over, and it was "Blue Shoes and Happiness," part of the No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, which follows Botswana's "leading, and only, female private detective."

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Should charities be allowed ‘political’ advertising?

  Is the ban on political broadcast adverts preventing people from doing good? Was Bono’s latest celebrity-filled advertisement, released by his charity, a political act or merely an effort to draw attention to famine in East Africa? The organization that approves British adverts says “The F Word — Famine is the Real Obscenity,” violates rules on political advertising, and has refused to broadcast it in the UK.

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