Hazel Baker

Global Head of UGC Newsgathering
Reuters, UK


Hazel Baker is Global Head of User-Generated Content (UGC) Newsgathering at Reuters. She directs a fast-moving team of journalists who are dedicated to sourcing, verifying and clearing eyewitness media for timely distribution to agency clients. Much of Hazel's work involves promoting collaborative verification workflows, which combine open-source intelligence with the expertise of Reuters colleagues worldwide. Prior to joining the news agency in 2017, Hazel was Digital Editor and Home News Editor at Sky News, where she developed an in-depth understanding of best practice in digital newsgathering.

About Reuters, UK

Reuters, the news and media division of Thomson Reuters, is the world’s largest multimedia news provider. Founded in 1851, it is committed to the Trust Principles of independence, integrity and freedom from bias. With unmatched coverage in over 16 languages, and reaching billions of people worldwide every day, Reuters provides trusted intelligence that powers humans and machines to make smart decisions. It supplies business, financial, national and international news to professionals via desktop terminals, the world's media organizations, industry events and directly to consumers. Reuters: The Real World in Real Time.

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