Abigail Edge

freelance journalist

Abigail Edge is an independent journalist and media consultant, helping news publishers and startups in Europe and North America to devise innovative strategies for news products, audience development and editorial training/workflows. She is a co-founder and director of the Society of Freelance Journalists (SFJ), a global Slack community of 3,000+ members, which provides advocacy, opportunities and support to the growing freelance media sector. In 2020, SFJ contributed to a House of Lords report on the future of UK journalism.

Abigail was a teaching fellow at Google News Lab, a senior journalist at BBC Politics, and worked on the JournalismAI Festival with Polis, the journalism think-tank at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). She is an awardee of the Guardian’s Scott Trust Bursary. As a journalist, Abigail specialises in longform journalism. She writes for the Guardian and Narratively and is currently working on her first book. She is also a visiting journalism lecturer at City, University of London.

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