Media Futures: Journalism in the age of content creators

VICE World News' Sophia Smith Galer talks about her reporting, self-shooting and TikToking.

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Sophia has pioneered how TikTok can be used as a newsgathering and publishing tool and was the first journalist selected to be part of the TikTok Creator Council in the UK. Sophia will be talking about storytelling for younger audiences and the skillsets needed to reshape the future of journalism.

Sophia Smith Galer is a multi-award-winning reporter, author and TikTok creator based in London – making content for over 300,000 followers around the world. Her videos have been seen over 60 million times.

Sophia began her career at the BBC, working as a social media producer and then religion reporter, where she reported on the complexities of contemporary faith across the BBC World Service, BBC Radio 4 and BBC World News.

The first BBC reporter to start experimenting with TikTok, she quickly became its pioneer and has been recognised across international press and governments for her use of the app as a newsgathering and storytelling platform.

She is now a Senior News Reporter at VICE World News covering Europe, the Middle East and Africa, putting her Spanish, Arabic and Italian to good use – and awaits the publication of her first book Losing It in April with Harper Collins, which will debunk sex misinformation.

Social media handles: @sophiasgaler Twitter and Facebook

TikTok: @sophiasmithgaler