Benedetta Brevini

Visiting Scholar

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Dr Benedetta Brevini is Associate Professor of political economy of communication at the University of Sydney and Senior Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science.   Her research is grounded in a critical political economy that investigates the social, political, economic and environmental implications of data-driven communication systems and in particular the relationship between Data Capitalism, AI and the Climate Crisis . Before joining academia, she worked as a journalist in Milan, New York and London for CNBC, RAI and the Guardian and held tenured positions at City University London and Brunel University London. She writes on The Guardian’s Comment is Free and contributes to a number of print and web publications including South China Morning Post, OpenDemocracy and the Conversation. She is the author of several books.  Her latest volume “Is AI good for the Planet ? “(2021) has been named best science book of the week by Nature. Her other books are Amazon, Understanding a Global Communication Giant (2020), Public Service Broadcasting online (2013), Beyond Wikileaks (2013), Carbon Capitalism and Communication: Confronting Climate Crisis (2017), Climate Change and the Media (2018). She is currently working on a new book project on Communication, Data Capitalism and the Climate Emergency for Polity, NY. Her email is

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