Bio: Rachel Nixon
Rachel Nixon is an award-winning journalist and online veteran, Rachel Nixon is Director of Digital Media for CBC News. She heads the strategic direction and development of CBC News across digital platforms, including the leading news website, CBCNews.ca.
“The need for professional journalists is greater than ever, but their role has irreversibly changed,” says Rachel. “No longer gatekeepers, journalists have an opportunity to create meaning and understanding from the wealth of information that citizens share about the world around them.”
Until May 2009, Rachel was Global News Director for Vancouver-based NowPublic.com, running the editorial operations of the world’s largest participatory news network.
Before moving to Canada, Rachel spent nine years with the internationally acclaimed BBCNews.com, where most recently she served as Deputy World Editor. While at the BBC, Rachel led coverage of global stories, such as the US elections, on multiple and emerging media platforms.
Rachel Nixon was a speaker at Future of Media 2009. Watch the video from Future of Media 2009 to see Rachel speak.