Who Spoke at the

Trust in Journalism Conference 2018?

Vanessa Baird. Co-editor of New Internationalist.

 

Mary Fitzgerald is Editor-in-Chief of openDemocracy, an independent non-profit global media outlet, covering world affairs, ideas and culture, which seeks to challenge power and encourage democratic debate across the world. Before joining oD she worked for Avaaz, the global campaigning organisation, and is a former Senior Editor of Prospect Magazine. She has written for the Guardian, Observer, New Statesman and others. 

 

Kurt Barling. Professor of Journalism at Middlesex University.

 

Kurt Barling is Professor of Journalism at Middlesex University. He has been a leading broadcaster for the BBC for 25 years having joined the Television service in 1989. He has covered stories all around the world and operated undercover and in war zones. He has made dozens of primetime documentaries and has won numerous industry awards for his journalism, film-making and writing. Before he embarked on a career in journalism in 1989 Kurt was a Lecturer in International Relations at the London School of Economics.

 

Sarah Cheverton. Editor-in-Chief of Star & Crescent.

 

Sarah Cheverton is Editor-in-Chief of the Star and Crescent, an independent news website for the people of Portsmouth that believes in journalism to create social change. She is a freelance writer and researcher born and bred on Portsea Island. Her research work is based in arts and culture and women’s rights and she works predominantly in the public and voluntary sector. Sarah writes about gender, travel, culture and violence. She occasionally blogs for the Huffington Post and has contributed over 400 articles to feminist news site, Women’s Views on News

 

Rachel Coldicutt. CEO of Doteveryone.

 

Rachel Coldicutt is CEO of Doteveryone, a UK think tank working to make the Internet, and digital society, a fairer place, which has recently published a green paper ‘Making the case for an independent internet regulator’. She has spent the last 20 years turning emerging technology into products and services and has helped many organisations adapt to the digital world.  Rachel has worked for Microsoft, Encyclopaedia Britannica, the BBC, BT, the V&A, Endemol, and the Royal Opera House.

 
 

Chris Elliott. CEO and Director of the Ethical Journalism Network.

 

Chris Elliott is the CEO and Director of the Ethical Journalism Network, an alliance of reporters, editors and publishers aiming to strengthen journalism around the world. Prior to that he was managing editor and readers’ editor at the Guardian. He has worked as the home affairs correspondent for the Sunday Telegraph, chief reporter for the Sunday Correspondent and assistant news editor for the Times. He was a consultant for IMPRESS and also chaired the accreditation committee of the NCTJ, the United Kingdom’s major journalism training body.

 

Gavin Esler. Novelist and journalist, former BBC correspondent.

Gavin Esler is an award-winning television and radio broadcaster, novelist and journalist. He is the author of five novels and two non-fiction books including Lessons from the Top, a study of how leaders tell stories to make other people follow them based on personal encounters with a wide variety of leaders, from Bill Clinton and Angela Merkel to Tony Blair and Margaret Thatcher. He has presented BBC Two’s flagship political analysis programme, Newsnight, and was BBC's Chief North America Correspondent. He is currently Chancellor of the University of Kent, and a voting member of BAFTA.

Mary Fitzgerald. Editor-in-Chief of openDemocracy.

 

Mary Fitzgerald is Editor-in-Chief of openDemocracy, an independent non-profit global media outlet, covering world affairs, ideas and culture, which seeks to challenge power and encourage democratic debate across the world. Before joining oD she worked for Avaaz, the global campaigning organisation, and is a former Senior Editor of Prospect Magazine. She has written for the Guardian, Observer, New Statesman and others.

 

Daniel Ionescu. Managing Editor of The Lincolnite.

Daniel Ionescu is Managing Editor of multi-award-winning digital news sites The Lincolnite and The Lincolnshire Reporter, the home of local democracy in the county, currently reaching together more than 500,000 monthly readers across the region. He co-founded the publishing company Stonebow Media in 2010 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Lincoln University.

 

Peter Jukes. CEO of Byline.

 

Peter Jukes is CEO of Byline and co-founder of Byline’s independent journalism festival. He covered the Hacking scandal and the Leveson Inquiry for Newsweek and the Daily Beast and live tweeted half a million words from the subsequent trial. For this he was named Reporter of Year on Twitter and social media by the Press Gazette. His 2012 book, The Fall of the House of Murdoch, was described by the former Sunday Times editor Sir Harold Evans as “a roaring great read.” He is also a dramatist for radio and television, whose award-winning credits include In Deep, Bad Faith, Waking the Dead and Sea of Souls.

 

Daan Louter. Head of Newsrooms and Design at Flourish.

Daan Louter is Head of Newsrooms and Design at Flourish. He works with journalists all over the world to help them create beautiful data visualisations and interactives with Flourish. Previously, Daan was an interactive designer at The Guardian, where he worked together with journalists to find new and innovative ways of telling stories.

 
 

Emma Meese. C4CJ and ICNN.

 

Emma Meese manages Cardiff University’s Centre for Community Journalism (@C4CJ), a unique fusion of research and practice committed to developing a strong network of hyperlocal and community journalism in Wales. She is also Director of the Independent Community News Network. C4CJ has recently received funding from the Google Digital News Innovation Fund to create new revenue streams for the community and hyperlocal news sector. Emma is also running a series of short courses at Cardiff, giving everyone access to the highest standard of training in digital and social media.

Rachel Oldroyd. Editor of the Bureau of Investigative Journalism.

Rachel Oldroyd is managing editor of the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. She joined the Bureau as deputy editor shortly after its launch in 2010 and has led many of the organisation’s key projects. Before joining the Bureau, she spent 13 years at the Mail on Sunday, where she ran the award-winning Reportage section in Live magazine. The section focused heavily on human rights violations and, under her editorship, won more than a dozen media awards. She started her career as a financial reporter working in the trade press.

 
 

Alan Rusbridger. Journalist and author, former Editor of the Guardian.

 

Alan Rusbridger is a journalist and author who is currently Chair of the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism and principal of Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford. He is the former Editor-in-Chief of the Guardian. He recently published Breaking News: The Remaking of Journalism and Why It Matters Now (2018).

 

Meera Selva. Director of the Journalism Fellowship Programme at Reuters Institute of Journalism.

Meera Selva is Director of the Journalism Fellowship Programme at Reuters Institute of Journalism. She is an accomplished senior journalist with experience in Europe, Asia and Africa. She joined the Reuters Institute from Handelsblatt Global where she had been working out of Singapore, having helped launch the digital daily business paper in Berlin in 2014. Her previous experience includes several years as a London based correspondent for the Associated Press, and three years as Africa correspondent for the Independent based in Nairobi, along with stints in business journalism at a range of publications including the Daily Telegraph.

Damian Tambini. Associate Professor, Department of Media and Communications, LSE.

 

Damian Tambini is Associate Professor in the Department of Media and Communications at LSE. He is an expert in media and communications regulation and policy, and active in policymaking as well as academic research. He is the author of many articles on media and communications regulation and policy and editor of several books including, Digital Dominance: The Power of Google, Amazon, Facebook, and Apple (2018) which he co-edited with Martin Moore.

 
 

Alastair Tibbitt. Journalist Director, founding member and Secretary of The Ferret.

Alastair Tibbitt is a Journalist Director, founding member and Secretary of The Ferret, an independent investigative journalism platform. He has a work history that spans the voluntary, public and private sectors, and has raised more than half a million pounds for various projects during his career, including a mobile youth centre in Edinburgh, the Big Issue in Scotland, Greener Leith, and latterly The Ferret. He has won awards for hyperlocal journalism with Greener Leith, and his work on environmental projects in Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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