I'm the London-based social media editor for the Wall Street Journal. I'm working on social strategy for the WSJ in Europe, Middle East and Africa. Part of this involves training and staring best practice with the 450 WSJ and Dow Jones journalists based in EMEA.
I also co-organise Hacks/Hackers London monthly meetups, bringing together journalists (hacks) and technologists (hackers) to collaborate and share ideas. I founded Hacks/Hackers Brighton.
I study Modern Standard Arabic at upper intermediate level, taking classes on a Saturday at SOAS. I also speak Spanish.
Before starting at WSJ, I was technology editor at Journalism.co.uk. I reported on innovations in the digital news industry, co-organised digital journalism conference news:rewired, and managed a training programme for journalists.
Developing an expertise in the digital news industry has led me to deliver a number of presentations. I facilitated sessions at MozFest (the Mozilla Festival) in 2012 and 2013. I presented at the World Editors Forum in Bangkok, Digital Journalism Days in Warsaw, and at Swedish Radio in Stockholm.
I started out as a broadcast journalist, producing news programmes, reporting and reading the news. I've also worked as a local newspaper reporter, and have made a series of documentary films about Morocco.
I've lived in Morocco, Spain, Mexico and the West Bank.
Before switching to a career in journalism I worked in the charity sector specialising in social enterprise.
Specialties: Online journalism, social media, radio, newspapers, media training