Assistant Digital Editor (Operations)

"I'm looking forward to seeing slick and innovative new ways of delivering quality journalism. Digital journalism is developing at an amazing pace - I can't wait to see the new developments that will become industry-standard over the coming months and years."

Neil Hunter is Assistant Digital Editor (Operations) at, one of the UK's fastest growing news websites. Having started as a trainee journalist at the Lincolnshire Echo, he has worked at the Evening Standard on digital products for more than 15 years and is responsible for the development and operation of the Standard's website, apps and other digital publishing platforms. Having covered everything from terror attacks to the Olympics, he has helped grow's digital audience to more than 15 million UBs a month. Last year, the paper's site was shortlisted for Website of the Year at the Society of Editors’ Press Awards.

Judging panel

Anna Bassi

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Anna Watkins

Chief Executive

Ashley Highfield

Johnston Press

Bill Hagerty

British Journalism Review

Chris Russell


Conor McNicholas


Dietmar Schantin

Institute for Media Strategies

Esra Dogramaci

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Ian Burrell

Media journalist and consultant.

Iain Hepburn

Development journalist
BBC Sport Online

James Martin

Executive editor
The Huffington Post UK

Jo Morrell

Managing Editor
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Jon Snow

Channel 4 News

Kate Ward

Vice President of International

Keith Walker

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Kevin O'Byrne

Creative Solutions Director
Time Out

Laura Swinton

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Little Black Book

Liz Vercoe

Editor and journalist

Maggie Hitchins

Digital editor-in-chief

Megan Lucero

Director of the Local Data Lab
The Bureau of Investigative Journalism

Neil Hunter

Assistant Digital Editor (Operations)

Nick Creed

The Drum

Patrick Falconer

Managing Director -United Kingdom
The New York Times

Paul Hood

Head of Digital – Technology Division

Peter Clifton

Press Association

Sarah Jones

Sarah Jones Reports LLC

Seb Joseph

News Editor
The Drum

Yasir Khan

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