AP editor to lead UGC startup's UK team
Fergus Bell just departed the Associated Press for the London team of SAM, the "Canadian-based curation platform billed as a 'CMS for tweets'." Previously the social media and UGC editor for the AP's international desk, Bell will lead the UK group as "Head of Newsroom Partnerships & Innovation," teaching journalists how to better use technology to cover breaking news while verifying user-generated content.
Bell replies, "Yes I will definitely be continuing my UGC ethics work. Will be updating on that very soon."
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