“It has been an incredible year for digital journalism, with some of the biggest and most difficult live news stories to cover such as the Manchester and London Bridge attacks, the Grenfell disaster as well as another general election and the Brexit negotiations. But it has also been a difficult year with our funding models under pressure and competition at its toughest. The combination of intense news cycles and competition to be the best that we can has produced some remarkable reporting this year and I'm looking forward to reflecting on that and selecting the very best digital journalism to celebrate.”
Polly Curtis, Editor-in-Chief, joined HuffPost UK in August 2017 as Editor-in-Chief with 16 years of media industry experience. Immediate prior to joining HuffPost, Polly was Director of Media for British Red Cross during a time that included the organisation’s largest emergency response in decades, as they operationalised after the Manchester bombing, London Bridge and Finsbury Park attacks and at Grenfell.
Prior to her position at British Red Cross, Polly was most recently Digital Editor at The Guardian, where she led digital plans for the Scottish referendum, the EU referendum and the 2015 election as well as the live coverage of some of the biggest breaking stories in recent times.
HuffPost UK currently has the joint 2nd highest reach of a digital news brand, just behind the BBC according to the Digital News Report 2017 and averages 11m UVs monthly.