Subramaniam Vincent

Director, Journalism and Media Ethics at Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University
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Subramaniam (Subbu) Vincent is director for the Journalism and Media Ethics program. Subbu's focus is on developing tools and frameworks to help advance new norms in journalism practice, ethical news product design and new vocabulary and signals to help the public process and demand ethical media. During 2017-18, Subbu was Tech Lead for The Trust Project at the Markkula Center. Prior to working for the Center, he was a 2016 John S Knight fellow at Stanford University. In his media career, he was publisher and editor-in-chief for two news magazines in Bangalore, India. Prior to that, he was a software engineer in Silicon Valley.

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  • While AI might be useful for countering fake news, the approach has its downsides, Vincent said. The problem is that AI systems cannot understand the meaning of human speech and writing, so they will always be behind the curve. "The more accurate AI might get with some forms of overt hate speech and disinformation, the more human culture will move to newer code and subterranean meaning transmission to organize," Vincent said.
    Subramaniam Vincent, director of Journalism and Media Ethics, interviewed by LifeWire.

  • "[Carlson] has taken fear-mongering and fear speech and brought it home, close, and personal to the living rooms and minds of his viewers. Carlson understands very well that as a psychological experience, threat and uncertainty play very differently in liberal and conservative mindsets."
    Subramaniam Vincent, director, journalism and media ethics, interviewed by Communication Intelligence Magazine.

  • “The boots on the ground sense of journalism only exists if the person has real boots on the ground,” said Subramaniam Vincent, director of the Journalism and Media Ethics program at Santa Clara University’s Markkula Center for Applied Ethics. “If this site has content by pseudo people that don’t exist, then that’s not journalism—fundamentally.”
    Subramaniam Vincent, director of journalism and media ethics quoted by The San Francisco Standard.