Kathryn Geels

director Engaged Journalism Accelerator

Kathryn Geels is the director of the Engaged Journalism Accelerator at the European Journalism Centre, a programme that is accelerating the skills, people, ideas and knowledge transfer of news organisations in Europe that work to empower communities and their conversations, and create solutions that can positively impact journalism and society. She is responsible for ensuring the overall success of the Accelerator, including delivering a strategy that will help the programme, and its participants, to achieve maximum impact.

Prior to joining the EJC, Kathryn was the policy and strategy lead for creative industries at Digital Catapult - the UK’s leading agency for driving the early adoption of advanced digital technologies. Kathryn has also worked alongside Google News Initiative to deliver the Digital Identities programme for journalists in seven countries. And prior to this, she was at UK innovation foundation Nesta, where she led a programme supporting innovation in hyperlocal media.

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