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Anna is a journalist, podcaster and campaigner. She writes about business, culture and technology for The New York Times, The Guardian, BBC, Wired, VICE, Monocle and many others.
She also writes the newsletter "The Professional Freelancer" with candid advice on how to make freelancing a viable career choice. She also co-hosts the podcast "Is This Working", which explores ways and tools to make work better for everyone.
Owner, Edge Media
Abigail is a freelance journalist, trainer and technologist with bylines in The Guardian, VICE, The Week, and other publications. Previously, she worked as a journalist at BBC News and was a 2019 teaching fellow with Google News Initiative. She is a visiting journalism lecturer at City University of London, and is currently working on her first book.
Abigail loves hiking, yoga, and hanging out with her ginger rescue cat, Dylan.
Assistant professor, U Navarra
James is a bilingual consultant (English-Spanish) on digital journalism and newsroom leadership with three decades of experience on the editorial and business side of newspapers. His specialty is entrepreneurial journalism and new financial models for digital media. He has blogs about entrepreneurial journalism in English and in Spanish.
James has been focused on helping journalists create viable organizations that serve the public with trustworthy news and information. He is currently an assistant professor at the School of Communication of the University of Navarra in Pamplona, Spain.
James loves hiking, jazz and classical music. He is also interested in archaeology and prehistory.
Freischreiber e. V.
Katharina is a freelance science journalist and author from Hamburg, Germany. She regularly works for German science magazines like Geo Wissen and P.M. History. Katharina has worked as a freelancer for nearly 15 years.
She is the Executive vice-president of Freischreiber, a German professional association that works for the interests of freelance journalists.
Coach & resiliency trainer
Kim is a certified leadership coach and resiliency trainer who focuses a lot on how mindfulness can help us reduce stress. She has coached and trained journalists and changemakers from around the world.
Before going freelance, Kim worked as an organizational advisor to many media and journalism support programs. She is also a teacher of Nia, a sensory-based movement form that blends dance, martial arts, and yoga.
Aikido, cooking, and swimming are some of Kim's favourite activities, and she loves the outdoors.
Freelancer & consultant
Laura is a freelance journalist with bylines in The Guardian, BBC Future, The Week and other publications. She also works as a strategist, consultant, and trainer on audience development and engagement projects, usually in newsrooms and sometimes as a freelancer. Her clients include Condé Nast, the BBC, the Financial Times and the Global Initiative against Transnational Organised Crime. She lives in Brighton, UK.
Laura loves live music, reading, and traveling. She also enjoys football and yoga a lot.
Freelancer & trainer
Mar is a Pulitzer prize-winning journalist with more than 15 years of experience in the profession –most of it working remotely. She led the technology and data work for the Panama Papers investigation and suffered burn-out as a result.
She’s currently an Acumen fellow candidate, raising awareness on how technology is changing how we interact with ourselves, each other and as a society. She is also co-founder of OdiseIA, an independent, objective and multidisciplinary institute in Spain that promotes ethical and responsible use of artificial intelligence.
Mar loves staring at the Mediterranean sea while she works. Meditating is one of the activities that help Mar achieve work-life balance and she really likes attending retreats.
TV Editor, The Guardian
Toby Moses is the TV Editor at the Guardian. He started his career on the Sports desk at the Observer, before becoming a writer for the Mail on Sunday's Live magazine.
He then returned to Sport at the Guardian, where he worked as a writer, sub-editor, deputy production editor and then night editor for eight years. He moved from Sport to Opinion, where he became Deputy Opinion Editor and is currently on secondment to the Culture desk as TV Editor.
Toby loves TV and films. He is also a football enthusiast.
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