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Science in the Media – Keeping the Facts Straight

15 Oct 2018
Dickens Room, Knowledge Centre, British Library, London
United Kingdom

A workshop for journalists covering science, health and consumer affairs and newsroom managers

Speakers | Science in the Media – Keeping the Facts Straight

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Workshop facilitator

Founder, Dig Deeper Media

Fergus Bell is an experienced journalist, editor and leading expert in digital newsgathering, verification, newsroom innovation and collaborative journalism projects. He is also a strong advocate for higher ethical standards in digital journalism.
Fergus’ experience spans both the business and editorial sides of the news industry. He spent eight years at the Associated Press, where he became their first International Social Media and UGC Editor. He then headed up newsroom partnerships and innovation for digital newsgathering start-up, SAM Desk. Fergus founded Dig Deeper Media in 2015 and advises broadcasters, publishers and start-ups on social and digital newsgathering, newsroom transformation and innovation. In 2017 he launched Pop-Up Newsroom, a framework for collaborative journalism projects that has already seen success in the US, UK, Sweden and won an Online Journalism Award in 2018 for "Verificado" - an initiative designed to monitor for misinformation during the Mexican elections. In 2018 Fergus was named as a Reynolds Journalism Institute Fellow.

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