Fergus Bell

  • Head of Newsroom Partnerships & Innovation
  • SAM

Fergus is head of newsroom partnerships and innovation at SAM, a social media search, curation and storytelling platform. Fergus joined SAM from the Associated Press where, as international social media and UGC editor, he led the global operation to source and verify user-generated content for all of the AP’s platforms. In October 2013 Fergus co-founded the ONA's UGC ethics working group, bringing together leaders in the journalism community to explore the ethics and standards of user-generated content and digital news-gathering. Fergus is a graduate of the University of Leeds and has also held roles at ITN, CNN and radio stations across the UK.