A journalist for more than 20 years, Astrid has been an online journalism pioneer, working previously as editor of Reuters UK website and as a general news and business journalist for Reuters, Bloomberg News, UPI and German television. She has played a key part in developing online content strategies and enjoys the constant challenge of how to tell stories that matter to a captive audience in a world of information overload. Astrid frequently speaks at social innovation and journalism events. She is well versed in managing global editorial teams and has led journalism training courses in India, Bangladesh, Germany, Mexico, the United States and Britain.
Executive summary: Astrid Zweynert is an award-winning journalist, editor and social media specialist with a passion for digital storytelling. Astrid drives coverage and production of Thomson Reuters Foundation's global news services covering humanitarian crises, human rights and social innovation for the foundation's website and the Reuters global newswire.
Languages spoken: English French German Spanish