Friday, 26 September 2014

Vis to Serve Second Term on Global Agenda Council on Social Media

Dr Farida Vis of the Information School has been asked to serve a second term on the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Social Media.  Council members include Deb Roy of MIT and Chief Media Scientist at Twitter. 

Several new members have been appointed to the Council who have a particular focus upon issues around journalism and data story telling.  Newly appointed members include:
  • Emily Bell - Professor of Professional Practice and Director, Tow Center for Digital Journalism, Columbia Journalism School
  • Mohamed Nanabhay - Former Head of Online, Al Jazeera English, now
  • Claire Wardle - Senior Social Media Officer, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), formerly at Storyful, the world's first social media news agency   
  • Xavier Damman - Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Storify

Dr Vis’ current ESRC funded ‘Picturing the Social’ project was featured in the recent The Times Higher Education grant winners feature article.  This project is the world’s first academic project to explore the impact that social media images have on society. 

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