Creating news on TikTok: A Vice World News reporter’s best tips
In less than a year, Vice World News gained 2.6 million new followers on TikTok. 900,000 of them came in the first three weeks of the Ukraine war. One of their reporters, Sophia Smith Galer, was one of TikTok journalism's early pioneers in the UK.
Starting all the way back in November 2019, she would go on to win Innovation of the Year at the British Journalism Awards in 2021 as well as recognition in British Vogue's 25 Most Influential Women in the UK for her use of the app as a newsgathering and publishing tool. With over 130 million views, Smith Galer will discuss how both individual journalists and their news outlets can break through in an algorithm-driven world - and at the same time retain both context and journalistic integrity.
Sophia Smith Galer will share her best tips for how you can make your media company attractive to the younger target group.