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When the intelligent ChatGPT tool was opened to the public at the end of 2022, its progress shocked the tech world. Like Google search, ChatGPT can be used to answer simple questions. But it can do a lot more, providing solutions to complex email problems and creating documents that look like they were written by a human.Many teachers are worried that students will use this tool to do their homework. New York City schools have already banned access to Internet technology and school equipment, complaining that the use “doesn’t build critical thinking and problem-solving skills.”Because the text was written by…

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David Aaronovitch, photographed in April 2011. Image: David Levenson/Getty Images Times columnist David Aaronovitch has announced that he will leave the paper in March. Aaronovitch, who joined The Guardian’s News UK title in 2005, said on Twitter that he was leaving “after almost 18 wonderful years working with some of the best writers, audio producers and editors in the world”. “It has been an honor to be part of the team that has made the paper a success over the past few years and a privilege to write for its readers,” he wrote. “I wish them all the best for…

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Royal Mail PO Box. Image: Leon Neal/Getty Images Royal Mail cuts to Saturday deliveries could cost the publishing industry “millions of pounds in lost subscriptions”, the House of Commons has heard. Royal Mail has asked the Government to change its Universal Service Obligation (USO) so it can stop Saturday letter deliveries, using a service five days a week instead of the six it currently has to have. Publishers of news and current affairs magazines have expressed concerns about the proposal, fearing widespread cancellation of subscriptions if their time-sensitive products are not delivered on a tight schedule. The likes of The…

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Image: DimaBerlin/Shutterstock When freelance journalist Caroline Harrap wrote a year-end Twitter wire about his 2022 experiences, he’d like to “bin,” struck a chord with freelancers everywhere. Here, he reflects on what he’s learned, with tips on how to survive (and even thrive) in the autonomous world of 2023. 1. Stay healthy There’s no doubt that life as a freelance journalist comes with its own unique set of challenges. In what other industry do customers decide what they are willing to pay and then not cough for a month? And that’s if everything goes well. Then there’s all the other craziness…

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Kate Samuelson collects the Women in Journalism Georgina Henry Award, sponsored by Wiggin, at the British Journalism Awards 2022. Photograph: ASV Photography Ltd for Press Gazette Last month, at the Free Bulletin British Journalism Awards, Cheapskate won the Women in Journalism Georgina Henry Award for Digital Innovation. The publication starts with a simple premise: it wants to tell Londoners what free and good events are happening in the city each week. And without paying to promote, this formula has seen Cheapskate amass 10,000 subscribers in less than four years. What is Cheapskate? Cheapskate co-founder Kate Samuelson, who will soon be…

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Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) at a hearing of the Senate Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety and Data Security in Washington, DC, October. 26, 2021 (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images) Two bipartisan bills seeking to ban alleged anti-competitive behavior by big tech companies failed to reach a 2022 U.S. Senate vote despite an 11th-hour push to include them in the U.S. spending bill. year end presented Tuesday morning. . The bills in question were the Open App Markets Act and the American Innovation and Choice Online Act, which would have opened…

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Lawmakers meet before Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky addresses a joint meeting of Congress in the House Chamber of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC on December 21, 2022. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) In early 2022, pundits predicted a Republican “red wave” during the midterm elections, FTX CEO and recent mega-donor Sam Bankman-Fried was a darling on Capitol Hill, Russia was ramping up its influence in the United States and the federal government. Abortion rights were still protected under Roe v. Wade. But as 2022 drew to a close, the red tide turned into a red ripple despite massive spending…

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A Happy Holidays inscription seen in a shop window. (Photo by Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images) OpenSecrets will be closed from December 24th to January 2nd for the holidays. Before we sign off, we wanted to share OpenSecrets’ must-read stories about money in politics in 2022. This past year, the OpenSecrets team has worked tirelessly to cover the midterm election cycle, which our team of research predicted that state and federal elections would cost $16.7 billion. OpenSecrets also continued to follow the money as federal prosecutors charged former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried with campaign finance violations, K Street cut ties…

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The Virginia Statehouse on the eve of the 2020 legislative session in Richmond, VA. (Photo by Bill O’Leary/The Washington Post via Getty Images) A Virginia legislative panel formed to study campaign finance reform failed to deliver its final report Wednesday in another setback for advocates who say the cost of elections in the commonwealth is unsustainable. Virginia’s rules governing election spending are among the least restrictive in the country, with virtually no limits on the amount of money individuals and corporations can give to state politicians. The General Assembly created the subcommittee nearly two years ago to review potential reforms,…

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Left to Right: Stephen Emerson, Managing Director of The Business Magazine, Richard Thompson, Chief Executive of Black Ox, Andrew Diprose, Founder of Dorset Biz News, Black Ox Regional Sales Director for South Central and South Coast Alan Lindstrom, Group CFO of Branscombe Group (Black Ox). parent company) Lenka Drablow and Black Ox COO Jo Whittle. Image: Black ox Camberley-based Black Ox, the owner of The Business Magazine, has bought Dorsetbiznews.co.uk. The Dorset business site was founded in 2019 in Poole. Black Ox said it “has grown a loyal readership and online reputation through its quality content and fresh, upbeat and…

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