Co-Founder
WikiTribune

"I believe that new creative initiatives in the field of online media are desperately needed in an era where the public's trust in the news media has been lost. I hope to find the next innovative project that would offer a new approach to restoring the trust in journalism."

Orit Kopel is the Co-Founder & VP of Business Development of WikiTribune, an inventive Wiki-based news platform which brings together a community of volunteers with hired professional journalists in an effort to create a collaborative news space. With a background as a qualified Human Rights Lawyer, Kopel is CEO of the Jimmy Wales Foundation for Freedom of Expression, advocating for bloggers and social media users who are persecuted for speaking out online. She previously acted as Jimmy Wales’ Special Adviser for Google’s Expert Advisory Council on the ‘Right To Be Forgotten’, defending Internet freedom.

Judging panel

Alice Audley

Founder and Editor
Blogosphere

Yasir Khan

Digital Editor
Independent

Anne-Marie Tomchak

UK Editor
Mashable

Ben De pear

Editor
Channel 4 News

Bill Hagerty

Co-Chairman
British Journalism Review

Cameron Clarke

Deputy Editor
The Drum

Doug Wills

Managing Editor
London Evening Standard, Independent

Esra Do?ramac?

Senior Editor, Digital
Deutsche Welle

Ian Burrell

Media journalist and consultant.
 

Jacqui Kavanagh

VP of Partnerships
Refinery29

Jo Morrell

Managing Editor
The Telegraph

Jon Laurence

Deputy Editor
NowThis

Kenya Hunt

Deputy Editor and Fashion Features Director
ELLE

Matthew Kaminski

Executive Editor
Politico

Nick Creed

Co-Founder & Digital Director
The Drum

Orit Kopel

Co-Founder
WikiTribune

Peter Clifton

Editor-in-Chief
Press Association

Phil Lynch

CEO of Media
Manchester United Football Club

Phin Wong

Supervising Editor, Digital News / Lifestyle
‎Mediacorp

Pippa Scaife

Commercial Director
CNN

Polly Curtis

Editor-In-Chief
HuffPost UK

Sarah Jones

Journalist
Sarah Jones Reports LLC

Sarah Marshall

Head of audience growth
Condé Nast International

Simon Davies

Managing Director, EMEA
Quartz

siobhan kenny

Chief Executive
Radiocentre

Steve Ackerman

Managing Director
Somethin' Else

steven wilson-beales

Head of Editorial
Global