Fergus Bell

  • Journalist & Consultant
  • Dig Deeper Media & Pop-Up Newsroom

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.

Website: http://digdeepermedia.com