Posts Tagged “bbc newsnight”

Kids Company: confirmation bias, intention & charity effectiveness

by Stephen Tall on July 8, 2015

The charity Kids Company hit the headlines a few days ago, following a joint investigation by the BBC’s Newsnight and BuzzFeed News which revealed the Government was withholding funding from the charity unless its founding chief executive Camila Batmanghelidjh was (…)

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The Labour leadership contest – my outsider’s verdict so far…

by Stephen Tall on June 24, 2015

I’ve finally got round to watching BBC Newsnight’s Labour leadership hustings (available to watch here for another 24 days). Here’s my verdict… There was no doubt in my mind who was the strongest performer: Islington left-winger Jeremy Corbyn. This isn’t (…)

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Newsnight indulges in sensationalist ignorance on charitable giving

by Stephen Tall on August 27, 2010

Shock! Horror! BBC2’s Newsnight has uncovered a shocking fact about charities: apparently it can cost quite a bit to attract new donors. I know – whodhavethunk? Here’s the story which headlined the show last night: Last year, 750,000 people signed (…)

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