Jo Webster

Jo Webster is the Deputy Global Editor for Visuals at Reuters, the world’s largest independent news organisation. Jo helps to create and execute strategy for Reuters’ award-winning video and pictures team, driving value for Reuters’ media customers and consumers.

Prior to this role she was Managing Editor for Strategy and Operations in EMEA, responsible for multimedia coverage, speed, editorial staff security, training, budgets, strategic workforce planning and diversity. Jo joined Reuters in 2009 as a senior producer for Insider Financial TV. In 2015, she launched Reuters TV – a flagship consumer TV offering designed to showcase Reuters award-winning journalism and geographical reach on cutting-edge digital platforms.

Jo started her career in the trade press and had a front row seat to the 2007 financial crisis as a producer and on-screen reporter for CNBC Television, accumulating more than 3,000 hours of live TV gallery experience. She has also delivered major outside broadcasts, including ‘Davos Today’ for the World Economic Forum annually. Jo is a keynote and Tedx speaker, as well as a qualified hatha yoga instructor.

Jo Webster will feature in...

26 June 2020
14:00 SGT
Keynote

Visual Keynote: Disruption, Democratization, and Localization of Mobile and Visual Media

Without a doubt, disruption has been the new normal since technology (and now Covid-19) has transformed the way we communicate, work and live.

Jo Webster, Deputy Global Editor for Visuals at Reuters, shares with us how Mobile Journalism has changed mindset, culture and workflows for her organization – and why the ubiquity of mobile phones isn’t a threat. In this visual keynote you will learn how to deal with unverified User Generated Content, and get to know better the dynamics between newsrooms and an army of smartphone users.