Fergus is one of 22 candidates for the 2019-20 Board of Directors election. ONA members as of Sept. 9 are eligible to vote between Sept. 11 and Sept 27. Learn more about the election process and check out Fergus' vision for ONA.
Fergus is a journalist and news consultant. He is an experienced editor and leading expert in digital newsgathering and verification. He is also a prominent advocate for higher industry standards relating to the ethical uses of UGC and social newsgathering. He is the founder of Dig Deeper Media and the co-founder of Pop-Up Newsroom, a collaborative news and technology initiative that works with journalists and newsrooms around the world in order to drive innovation.
Fergus is co-founder of the ONA UGC ethics initiative which in 2016 launched the ONA Social Newsgathering Ethics Code.
- Friday, 2:00 pm - Verificado 2018: Global Lessons Learned from Debunking Fake News in Mexican Elections
- Thursday, 3:30 pm - Digital Journalism Insights: Lightning Talks from ONA Board Candidates and VIP Meetup
- Thursday, 3:30 pm - The Male Allies Toolkit
- Friday, 10:00 am - Table Talks: Product Design and Development
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