Silvia Costeloe, Senior Broadcast Journalist for BBC World News.
I started working for the BBC in TV, on consumer show Watchdog. After a couple of years, I moved into Online, just as the internet was becoming web 2.0. I became Senior Producer for BBC Blast, perhaps the BBC’s first and last social network.
For the past ten years I’ve been working for BBC News, producing core Twitter feeds such as @BBCBreaking, working in the UGC hub, gathering content and images on breaking news stories, sourcing UGC and producing shorts for Bafta-winning documentary Our War and providing training on social media via the BBC’s College of Journalism. More recently I’ve worked in R&D to develop webstreaming strategies for BBC News.
Whom do we trust - and why?
‘The Prix Europa is a space where the best of long form journalism, documentary and multimedia projects are discussed - at length - and judged within a multicultural environment, and against the highest of standards. At a time when news cycles are breathlessly fast and the digital revolution has lifted a fog over assumed realities, nothing can be taken for granted, or trusted, without scrutiny. Prix Europa empowers participants to scrutinise, criticise and, indeed, trust productions that deserve just that.’