Speakers confirmed so far include Jon Snow (keynote) and speakers from Buzzfeed, The Guardian, BBC and more. For pictures and bios, see the speaker list below.
(@JonSnowC4) Jon Snow is the award-winning presenter of Channel 4 News. He joined ITN in 1976 and became Washington Correspondent in 1984. Since then, he has travelled around the world to cover the news – from the fall of the Berlin Wall and the release of Nelson Mandela, to Barack Obama’s inauguration and the earthquake … Continue reading Jon Snow (Keynote)
(@y_alibhai) Yasmin Alibhai-Brown is a columnist, journalist, author and broadcaster. She is well known for her strong opinions and has appeared on Question Time, Any Questions, Newsnight, Today Programme, This Week, Channel4 News, Sky and other programmes. She arrived in the UK in 1972 from Uganda when Asians were expelled from the country by the … Continue reading Yasmin Alibhai-Brown
(@anneapplebaum) Anne is a journalist and Pulitzer Prize-winning author who has written extensively about communism and the development of civil society in Central and Eastern Europe. She has been an editor at The Economist, and a member of the editorial board of The Washington Post (2002–2006).
(@hazelbakersky) As Digital News Editor at Sky News, Hazel leads the newsroom’s efforts to source and verify pictures, video and testimony from witnesses to news events. She previously worked as a News Editor on the Home Desk at Sky News, and as a producer in the Online and Business teams.
(@GregoryBarrow) Greg Barrow is Head of the United Nations World Food Programme London Office from where he acts as a senior spokesman, runs campaigns, and manages a team that builds relations with the private sector, media, parliament and non-governmental organisations. Greg has worked for the World Food Programme for more than 10 years, dividing his … Continue reading Gregory Barrow
(@rachelabartlett) Rachel is editorial planning and training manager at Shorthand, a tool used by publishers, charities, NGOs, brands and other storytellers across the world to tell visually-compelling stories in powerful ways.
(@CharlieBeckett) Charlie Beckett is a Professor in the Department of Media and Communications.. He is the founding director of Polis, the LSE’s journalism think-tank. He was an award-winning filmmaker and editor at LWT, BBC and ITN. He began his career on the South London Press and ended it as a programme editor at Channel 4 News … Continue reading Charlie Beckett
(@jburnmurdoch) John Burn-Murdoch is a Data journalist at the Financial Times and visiting lecturer at City University. He worked on the Open Migration Project as part of The 19 Million project.
(@GBCaldwell) Gillian Caldwell is a strategist who helps non-profits, foundations, films and socially responsible corporations increase their impact. Her special areas of expertise in the US and global contexts are: strategic planning, outreach and advocacy campaigns, video advocacy, organizational development, retreat design and facilitation, executive coaching and transition planning. She consulted full time from the … Continue reading Gillian Caldwell
Stephan Chambers is Chairman of the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship, which he helped to found, director of international strategy at Oxford’s Saïd Business School and a Senior Research Fellow at Lincoln College. He sits on the advisory boards of Princeton University Press, the Britdoc Foundation, the Dartington Trust, the University of the People, and … Continue reading Stephan Chambers
(@VincentCollen) Vincent Collen is the UK correspondent for Les Echos, the French business daily newspaper. He has been covering UK news from London since September 2014. Prior to this, he was based in Paris where he covered the high-tech and telecom sectors (1999-2004), the pharmaceutical and chemical industry (2005-2008) and French social affairs (2008-2014). He … Continue reading Vincent Collen
(@glendacooper) Glenda Cooper is a lecturer in journalism at City University London and a PhD researcher at the university’s Centre for Law, Justice and Journalism. Before that she was a journalist working at national level at organisations including the BBC, the Independent, Daily Mail, Washington Post and the Daily Telegraph. She is the co-editor with Prof Simon Cottle of Humanitarianism, Communications and Change … Continue reading Glenda Cooper
(@JohnDomokos) John Domokos is a senior video producer for the Guardian, having previously worked in TV news. He was a founder member of the video department at the Guardian, and has reported from around the world over nine years. Last year he extensively covered the refugee crisis in Europe, and his work from this has been … Continue reading John Domokos
(@joelleeid) Joelle Eid is an MSc Media and Communications student at LSE. Prior to that, she acted as spokesperson for the World Food Programme and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Lebanon and Jordan, covering the Syria crisis.
(@marceellison) Marc Ellison is a photographer and data journalist currently based in Glasgow, Scotland. He has worked in Africa since 2011, producing work for 60 Minutes, Al Jazeera, The Guardian, The Toronto Star, and MTV. With a background in computer programming, Marc is continually seeking to break new journalistic ground be it through drone videography, … Continue reading Marc Ellison
Giulio has gained 15 years’ experience in the fields of data visualisation and information graphics. As Creative Director and Content Strategist for the Italian Coalition for Civil Liberties (CILD), he contributed to conceive Open Migration and led its design and implementation. Giulio is Deputy Graphics Editor for the Observer in London. In Italy he delivers … Continue reading Giulio Frigieri
(@letzi83) Letizia Gambini is the Head of Communications at Sourcefabric, a nonprofit building open source software for journalism. Her passion lies in the intersection between technology, journalism and society. Before coming to Berlin and joining Sourcefabric, she worked in Brussels as the Communications Coordinator of the European Youth Forum and as the Director of External … Continue reading Letizia Gambini
Dr Myria Georgiou is Associate Professor and Deputy Head of Department at the Dept. of Media and Communications, LSE. Her expertise in the area of cultural diversity and mediation has led to a number of invited consultancies and advisory roles for various organisations, including the Council of Europe; International Broadcasting Trust (IBT); Panos Paris; and … Continue reading Myria Georgiou
(@hicksy663) Tony Hicks is the regional photo editor for Europe and Africa at the Associated Press. For the US-based newswire, he has organised the coverage of major events like the Paris attacks, Nelson Mandela’s funeral, William and Kate’s wedding and other stories such as migration and the European financial crisis. He oversees the work of … Continue reading Tony Hicks
(@simonjhix) Simon Hix is Director of the Political Science and Political Economy Group at the LSE and is the co-editor of the journal European Union Politics. He has held visiting appointments at several top universities and has extensive consultancy experience, including for the UK Cabinet Office and Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the European Parliament, the … Continue reading Simon Hix
(@sunny_hundal) Sunny Hundal is a journalist, writer and lecturer on digital journalism at Kingston University. He is interested in how news organisations and activists are responding to and using social media.
(@RohitKachrooITV) Rohit is the Security Editor for ITV News, concentrating on counter-terrorism and national security, both in the UK and abroad. He has previously been UK Editor and Africa Correspondent. In 2011 Rohit won Young Journalist of the Year at the Royal Television Society Awards for Journalism.
(@mmkalcsics) Monika Kalcsics is a journalist and radio producer for the Austrian broadcaster ORF. She won a prize at the New York Festival 2015, for her documentary about the Syrian refugee camp Zaatari. In 2007 she co-founded the production company name>it positive media, in Vienna, which focuses on covering underrepresented stories. From 2003-10, Monika Kalcsics … Continue reading Monika Kalcsics
(@SecKermani) Secunder Kermani is a reporter and producer for BBC Newsnight. He previously worked for BBC London TV News and Bloomberg News.
(@Milenelarsson) Milène Larsson is a Swedish journalist, producer, and Senior Reporter for VICE News.
(@suellewellyn) Sue Llewellyn is a former BBC reporter and producer with over 15 years experience as a journalist in the TV newsroom. She pioneered the introduction of Twitter Masterclasses in the heart of the newsroom and since 2009 has been leading social media strategy and training across the corporation. As a social media consultant she works … Continue reading Sue Llewellyn
(@elizamackintosh) Eliza Mackintosh is a journalist at Storyful, the world’s first social media news agency. She recently moved from New York City to London, where she is managing news partnerships as part of Storyful’s expansion in the UK. She previously worked as a special correspondent for The Washington Post’s London bureau.
(@pollylondon) Polly is the director of communications for MSF UK and Ireland.
(@iainmartin1) Iain Martin is a commentator and author. He is editor of CapX, the pro-market site launched in 2015. A former editor of The Scotsman, he has also worked for the Daily Telegraph, the Sunday Telegraph and the Wall Street Journal. His next book – Crash, Bang, Wallop: the inside story of Big Bang and … Continue reading Iain Martin
(@AnnaMasera) Anna Masera is an Italian journalist and the Public Editor at La Stampa. She was head of the Italian Parliament’s Press Office, on leave of absence from La Stampa for the past 2 years, where she digitalized and socialized the communication of the institution to bring it to today’s 2.0 standards. Before that, she … Continue reading Anna Masera
(@annemcelvoy) Anne McElvoy is the Public Policy Editor for The Economist, Executive Editor for the London Evening Standard and the newspaper’s political columnist. She began her career at the Times, covering east Germany, German unification, the Balkans and Russia before becoming Deputy Editor of the Spectator and political columnist of the Daily Telegraph. Ann also presents the … Continue reading Anne McElvoy
(@andymenapace) Andrea Menapace leads the Italian Coalition for Civil Liberties (CILD) and Open Migration, CILD’s data-driven media project dedicated to contributing to a better understanding of global migrations. Previously he worked for Transparency & Accountability Initiative, a London-based donor-collaborative including Omidyar Network, Open Society Foundations, Ford Foundation, Hewlett Foundation and the UK government, where he … Continue reading Andrea Menapace
(@sgentschenfeld) Svenja is a PhD Researcher in the LSE Department of MEdia & Communications. She holds a BA degree in International Cultural and Business Studies from the University of Passau, Germany, and completed the Washington Semester program in American Politics and Journalism at American University in Washington D.C. She holds a MSc degree in Politics … Continue reading Svenja Ottovordemgentschenfelde
Katrin Pribyl works as UK and Ireland correspondent for German and Austrian newspapers through the Europa-Büro Detlef Drewes, an agency with offices in London, Brussels and Paris. She mainly covers political and constitutional issues and has reported on the Scottish referendum, the 2015 General Election and the upcoming EU referendum.
(@ajreid) Alastair Reid is managing editor of First Draft, a coalition of expert organisations providing training, resources and articles on the use of eyewitness media in news coverage, from social news gathering and verification skills to ethics, law and digital misinformation. He was previously editor of Journalism.co.uk, the UK’s leading publication on digital innovation in … Continue reading Alastair Reid
(@PratapRughani) Dr Pratap Rughani is a documentary film maker, Reader in Film and member of the Transnational Art & Identity Research Centre (TrAIN) at the University of the Arts, London. Much of his early documentary practice is in narrative documentary modes, with twenty-five films for BBC 2 and Channel 4. More recent films are exhibited … Continue reading Pratap Rughani
(@KShaheen) Kareem Shaheen is a Middle East reporter with the Guardian newspaper, covering the Levant, Yemen, Iraq, Turkey and the Gulf states. Prior to that he worked as a reporter for the Lebanese newspaper The Daily Star, covering security and politics, and was a political and defense reporter at The National newspaper in Abu Dhabi. … Continue reading Kareem Shaheen
Francesca is the Content Director at Magnum Photos London. She has worked as a photographic agent for two of the world’s leading agencies for the last 10 years, first as Editorial Director at Magnum Photos and then as Director of Brand and Profile at Panos Pictures in London. She has been responsible for commissioning, editing, promoting and … Continue reading Francesca Sears
Clarissa Ward (CNN) Clarissa Ward is a senior international correspondent based in CNN’s London bureau. For more than a decade Ward has reported from front lines across the world from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and Yemen to Georgia – during the Russian incursion in 2008 – and Ukraine. This past February Ward travelled undercover to rebel-held … Continue reading Clarissa Ward
(@RossalynWarren) Rossalyn is is a senior reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.
(@LucyWilliamson) Lucy Williamson is the BBC’s Paris correspondent, she was formerly the foreign correspondent for Korea.
(@AndrewWilsonSky) Andrew Wilson is a News Presenter for Sky News, the 24-hour television news service operated by Sky Television, part of BSkyB.
(@DoctorYasmin) Dr Seema Yasmin is a medical doctor, epidemiologist and journalist. She served as an officer in the Epidemic Intelligence Service at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention where she investigated epidemics in prisons, border towns and American Indian reservations. Dr. Yasmin is a staff writer at The Dallas Morning News, professor of public … Continue reading Seema Yasmin
(@woollcombe) Alexander leads the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Campaigns team, based in London. He has also led the Foundation’s UK, EU and Australian Government Relations teams. He previously served as the EU and UK Director at Bono’s ONE campaign. Alexander worked for Oxfam in Ethiopia, Senegal and Brussels on policy, advocacy and communications. As a … Continue reading Alexander Woollcombe
(@myredtowel) Rafal is an LSE Fellow in the Department of Media and Communications. He completed my PhD in the Department of Media and Communications at the LSE. He has been consulted regarding various research projects funded by, among others, BBC, Nominet Trust, and the MacArthur Foundation.