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Julie Posetti
global director of research
ICFJ | @julieposetti






François Nel
reader in Media Innovation and Entrepreneurship
University of Central Lancashire | @francoisnel






Lisa MacLeod
independent media consultant






Mukul Devichand
executive editor of Voice + AI
BBC | @MukulDevichand






Alison Gow
audience and content editor
Reach plc | @alisongow






Tim Griggs
founder and CEO
Blue Engine Collaborative | @HeyTimGriggs






Ryan Tuck
independent consultant and adviser





Aimee Keane
acting head of audio
The Financial Times |@AimeePKeane





Theodora Louloudis
podcast editor
The Telegraph | @T_Louloudis






David Stern
vice president of product and business development
Slate | @davestern






Sonny Swe
co-founder and CEO
Frontier Mianmar | @swe_sonny






Dmitry Shishkin
independent digital consultant






Kassy Cho
journalist and audience strategist







Manjiri Kulkarni
assistant editor
Sky News | @ManjiriKC






Simon Robinson
global managing editor, newsroom
Reuters |@iron_emu






Hannah Storm
Ethical Journalism Network | @HANNAHSTORM6






Jon Birchall
audience and content director (Sport)
Reach plc | @jonbir90






Sian Cox-Brooker
strategic partner manager
Facebook |LinkedIn





Penelope Jones
My So-Called Career |@penelopejones





Richard Sambrook
professor of journalism
Cardiff University |@sambrook






Adriana Lacy
senior associate for audience and growth
Axios |@Adriana_Lacy






Robyn Vinter
The Overtake | @RobynVinter






Jo Adetunji
managing editor
The Conversation | @Jo_Adetunji






Deborah Dwyer
2020-2021 residential fellow
Reynolds Journalism Institute | @DeborahLDwyer






Alex Wood
managing director for Europe
Forbes | @alexwoodcreates






Justin Ferrell
founder of the professional fellowship program
Institute of 
Design at Stanford University (the d.school) | @Jferrell03






Lucy Küng
senior research fellow
RISJ | @KuengLucy






Fergus Bell
founder and CEO
Fathm | @fergb




Len Clark
emerging media specialist
du Lac Leadership | @LenND1






Robbie Kellman Baxter
strategy consultant and author
Peninsula Strategies | @robbiebax





Bola Awoniyi
co-founder and COO
Black Ballad | @MrAwoniyi






Leon Fryszer
executive director
Krautreporter | @leon_fry





Laura Oliverfreelance journalist and digital consultant





Frances Cairncross
economist and author
The Cairncross Review






Mandy Jenkins
general manager
The Compass Experiment | @mjenkins





Cecilia Campbell
chief marketing officer
United Robots | @CianMian






George Brock






Shirish Kulkarni
news storytelling researcher
Clwstwr | @ShirishMM






Martin G. Reynolds
co-executive director
Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education | @reynoldspost






Rasmus Kleis Nielsen
Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism | @rasmus_kleis





Sara Fischer
media reporter
Axios | @sarafischer





Thomas Baekdal
media analyst
Baekdal Media | @baekdal





John Crowley
editor and consultant





Charlie Beckett
founding director
Polis, London School of Economics | @CharlieBeckett





Dmitry Shishkin
chief content officer
Culture Trip | @dmitryshishkin




Marverine Cole
journalist, broadcaster and academic
Birmingham City University | @TVMarv





Russell Contreras
reporter, race and ethnicity
The Associated Press | @RussContreras




Joyce Adeluwoye-Adams
editor, newsroom diversity
Reuters | @JoyceAAdams





Alexandra Borchardt
senior research associate
Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism | @AlexaBorchardt




Will Gore
head of partnerships and projects
NCTJ | @willjgore





Holly Chant
Hackney Gazette





James Richings
Bucks Free Press | @James_BFP




James Glynn
breaking news lead
Twitter | @jamesglynn





Gavin Allen
digital journalism lecturer
Cardiff University’s School of Journalism | @Gavinallen





Karyn Fleeting
head of audience engagement
Reach plc | @KarynFleeting





Suchandrika Chakrabarti
journalist and podcaster
Freelance Pod | @SuchandrikaC





Andrei Grigorean
Blink | @AndreiGrigorean




Yusuf Omar
mobile and wearable journalist
Hashtag Our Stories | @YusufOmarSA




Abigail Edge
teaching fellow for the UK and Ireland
Google News Lab | @abigailedge




Sarah Marshall
head of audience growth
Vogue International | @SarahMarshall





Lyndsey Jones
executive editor and day production section chief
Financial Times | @Lyndsey129





Blathnaid Healy
director EMEA
CNN Digital International | @blathnaidhealy





Hazel Baker
global head of user-generated content (UGC) newsgathering
Reuters | @HazelBakerNews




Jenni Sargent
managing director
First Draft | @Jennisarge





Jack Goodman
BBC Reality Check | @JackAGoodman





Cathrine Gyldensted
Constructive Journalism Network | @CGyldensted



Rouven Leuener
group head of digital product
Neue Zürcher Zeitung | @roquerrr



Jess Brammar

head of news
HuffPost UK | @jessbrammar





Matthew Barraclough
head of Local News Partnerships
BBC | @M_R_Barra





Jessica Best
operations lead and engagement editor
The Correspondent | @jessicabest87





Dominic Young
Agate | @dominicyoung





Mark Little
Kinzen | @marklittlenews





Des Martin
Brave Software | @dessie_martin





Jacob Gjørtz
CCI Europe | @JGjortz





Nic Newman
senior research associate
Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism | @nicnewman




Peter Stewart
journalist and author | @TweeterStewart







Susie Coleman
software developer
Guardian Voice Lab | @susieC20






Chris Stone
video executive producer
London Evening Standard | @ChrisStoneTV






Troy Norcross
co-Founder of Blockchain Rookies and Strategy Consultancy SER Team | @troy_norcross






Christian de Vartavan
advisor and global ambassador
Publiq | @cdevartavan






Mark Devlin
Founder and CEO
NewsBlocks | @sparkzilla







Rebekah Smyth
head of Dataminr for News EMEA
Dataminr | @RebekahASmyth





Jonathan Paterson
editor, digital video
BBC News | @patersonjon






Jerome Whittingham
Hull Is This | @photomoments





Aurore Malval
Nice-Matin | @AMalval





Sean Dagan Wood
Positive News | @SeanDaganWood





Charlotte Kingo Marvig
solution advisor
CCI Europe | @LotteMarvig





Kathryn Geels
Engaged Journalism Accelerator | @girlondon





Sarah Marshall

head of audience growth

Vogue International





McKenna Grant

Snapchat senior content editor

the Telegraph





Imriel Morgan

CEO and co-founder
ShoutOut Network





Ellen Stewart

head of content






Harriet Oliver

editor of Children’s News

BBC Africa





Reg Chua

executive editor, editorial operations, data and innovation






Pete Clifton


Press Association





Benjamin Beavan

data and insights development

Getty Images




Matt McAlister







Alyx Gorman

global engagement lead

Time Out Digital





Natalie Fahy

digital editor

Nottinghamshire Live





Rachel Oldroyd

managing editor

The Bureau of Investigative Journalism





Brian Cathcart

founder of Hacked Off and professor

Kingston University London





Alon Aviram


the Bristol Cable




Fergus Bell


Pop-Up Newsroom





Alistair Coleman

disinformation analyst

BBC Monitoring





Aoife Gallagher

intelligence strategist






Caroline Scott

deputy editor, head of video and lead trainer






Hannah Ray

head of social strategy and storytelling

Vogue International





Amanda Michael

deputy membership editor

the Guardian





Dan Silver, head of digital publishing, the Telegraph




Karyn Fleeting, head of audience engagement, Reach plc


Renée Kaplan, head of audience engagement, Financial Times




Ria Jones, digital and social media picture editor, The Economist


Mun-Keat Looi, commissioning editor, Mosaic





Emily Dugansenior reporter, BuzzFeed News





Nic Newman, research associate, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism



Paul Rowland, editor, WalesOnline, and editor-in-chief, Media Wales



Andrew Green, managing editor, Malnutrition Deeply



Albertine Piels, director, Hackastory




Jodie Jackson, author and researcher



Mark Rice-Oxley, head of special projects, the Guardian


Tom Colls, senior journalist, World Hacks, BBC World Service


Lianna Brinded, Europe news editor, Quartz




Marc Settle, smartphone journalism trainer, BBC Academy



Julia Migné, co-founder, INKLINE




Mark Frankel, social media editor, BBC News




Lilah Raptopoulos, community editor, Financial Times


Peter Stewart, author of The Live-Streaming Handbook


Connie Moon Sehat, director, NewsFrames, Global Voices; collaborator, the Credibility Coalition


Rob Owers, director of audio and video content, the Telegraph


Yara Silva, acting head of social media, the Daily Mirror


Jessica Best, engagement editor, De Correspondent




Maaike Goslinga international editor, De Correspondent


Tessa Kaday, senior product manager for video, Reuters


Jason Karaian, global finance and economics editor, Quartz


Sarah Hartley, co-founder and editor,Publish.org




Gareth Hickey, co-founder and chief executive, NOA




Martijn de Kuijper, founder and chief executive, Revue


Kristin Granbo, multimedia journalist, NRK




Eliza Mackintosh, producer, CNN Digital International


Bianca Wright, project lead on Coventry Blitz VR; course director for BA Journalism at Coventry University


Miranda McLachlan, programme convenor, MA/MSc Digital Journalism,Goldsmiths, University of London


Robert McKenzie, editor, BBC News Labs




Jane Singer, professor of journalism innovation, City, University of London 


Maggie Day, senior producer, TicToc by Bloomberg




Rich Evans, strategic partnerships manager,  Facebook and Instagram 


Alan Hunter, head of digital,  the Times and Sunday Times 


Thomas Schultz-Homberg, chief digital officer, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung


Benedicte Autret, head of news partnerships, Google




James Webb, group product manager, Financial Times


Peter Bale, launch editor, WikiTribune




Collen McEnaneygraphics editor, the Wall Street Journal


Brianne O’Brien, lead news curation editor, BuzzFeed




Andrew Tuck, editor, Monocle




Stuart Goulden, founder, Like No Other




Jayisha Patel, independent filmmaker





Benedicte Autret, head of news partnerships, UK, Ireland & Benelux, Google



Leila Haddou, data journalist, the Times and The Sunday Times




Marc Ellison, video- and photojournalist




Nick Cohen, director of video products, Reuters




Olly Grundy, head of Google Surveys for publishers, EMEA, Google




Jade Le Van, product expert, Tableau Public





Nicole Jackson, deputy editor, virtual reality, the Guardian





Yasmine El-Rafie, project manager, Swedish Radio





Jason Karaian, global finance and economics editor, Quartz



Felix Franz, project manager and editor, hostwriter




Bo Franklin, social media writer, The Economist





Kevin Young, senior social editor, Bloomberg




Matt Cooke, head of international, Google News Lab




Laura Oliver, freelance journalist and digital consultant