Naja Nielsen

Digital Director of BBC News, UK

Naja Nielsen is a journalist and a media leader focused on reinventing journalism for the Digital Age. In April 2019, she was appointed digital director of BBC News and member of the leadership team of BBC News, the News Group Board. She is responsible for the digital strategy and development of the BBC portfolio of digital news services. BBC News provides news across digital, radio and TV for everybody in the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland, and globally in more than 40 languages. Previous to this job, Naja was the chief journalism officer at Orb Media, a global journalism start up in Washington D.C., specialized in data-informed stories about issues relevant to billions, such as microplastic in drinking water and global youth choosing protest over traditional politics. She was born in Denmark, where she led editorial development in many different roles at DR, Danish Broadcasting, lastly as head of news. In 2014 she was a visiting scholar at Stanford University, where she wrote the paper 'Journalism in the Digital Age: What Legacy Media should Learn, Embrace and Fear from Silicon Valley'.


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