Emma is a journalist who is passionate about the local, community and hyperlocal news sector. Following 14 years at the BBC she joined Cardiff University to set up the Centre for Community Journalism (C4CJ). As manager of C4CJ she works with news publishers, academics, governments, charities and businesses worldwide with the aim of strengthening and sustaining the community news sector.
Over the past six years Emma has gained a reputation as a respected trainer – teaching social media, journalism, mobile journalism and digital skills, in both English and Welsh.
Having set up a number of hyperlocal news publications and trained the editorial teams in print, online and mobile news publishing Emma then experimented with establishing two MoJo exclusive newsrooms. Following on from this she has created a training package for teachers who want to set up newsrooms in their schools using only mobile devices.
Using her experience as a BBC Social Media Producer Emma helps individuals, companies and organisations devise their own social media guidelines, strategies and policies and also teaches them to film and create engaging content on mobile phones and tablets.
With a proven track record as a BBC current affairs producer/director she has strong editorial judgment and a thorough understanding of editorial policies and guidelines. As well as being a MoJo and Social Media Trainer/Consultant Emma has self shot and edited award winning films and has a passion for telling stories in a creative way.