Tom Trewinnard

director of programs Meedan

Tom Trewinnard (UK) is Director of Programs at Meedan, a social technology non-profit working on the Check project to develop collaborative verification tools and open training curricula. He is a co-founder of Pop-Up Newsroom, which has led major collaborative reporting initiatives in the UK, US and Mexico since launching in 2017. Tom was a project lead for Verificado 2018, which saw 90 newsrooms collaborating around fighting viral fake news in the run up to Mexico's 2018 elections.

Tom has moderated panels and led workshops on digital journalism at the International Journalism Festival, Personal Democracy Forum, RightsCon, Stockholm Internet Forum, Prix Italia, Stockholm School of Economics in Riga and the European Journalism Center's News Impact Summit (Doha). Tom has worked extensively with journalists in some of the Middle East, Europe and Latin America's leading newsrooms, as well as with citizen journalists from around the world, to research eyewitness media and lead training in verification skills. With Wafaa Heikal, Tom curates the verification and viral debunk newsletter The Checklist.


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