Fergus is an experienced journalist, editor and leading expert in digital news gathering and the verification of user-generated content.
He is also the co-founder of Pop-Up Newsroom and a prominent advocate for higher industry standards relating to the ethical uses of UGC and social media.
Fergus has worked across both the business and editorial sides of the media industry. He was the Associated Press’ first global social media and UGC editor and has played a major role in setting the current industry standards on verification.
He founded Dig Deeper Media in 2015 and advises broadcasters and publishers across Europe on social and digital news gathering and newsroom innovation.
He is leading the verification and research course on the Thomson Foundation digital and multimedia summer course