Mrs Emma Meese
Telephone: +44 (0)29 208 70101
Location: Room 1.34, Bute Building
Emma Meese is developing and managing Cardiff University’s Centre for Community Journalism, a unique fusion of research and practice committed to developing a strong network of hyperlocal and community journalism in Wales. She is also running a series of short courses at Cardiff, giving everyone access to the highest standard of training in digital and social media. Emma also speaks at a number of conferences and events, including the Social Media Conference for Wales.
The Centre for Community Journalism aims to build on the new hyperlocal form of digital journalism and help create new, sustainable models of local news. The focus will be at the local level, the place where journalism is most valued – but most at risk.
Emma is interested in hyperlocal journalism and using social media as a newsgathering tool.
Emma Meese started her career as a print journalist before moving to work in radio and television at the BBC. Following a stint as a radio reporter and producer Emma became a respected television producer and director across a number of award winning current affairs, business and factual programmes.
An established investigative journalist, who filmed undercover on numerous occasions, Emma turned her attention to digital journalism. Before joining Cardiff University Emma was in charge of all BBC Wales social media accounts as Social Media Producer for BBC Wales.
She specialises in online video, and has her own award-winning video production company. Emma also works with the BBC College of Journalism and BBC Academy, delivering social media training and strategy advice for news and programme teams.