Hi, my name is Francesco Zaffarano 👋

I am a digital journalist and expert on social media and audience development.

Since 2013, I have been working in digital journalism and audience development. I am passionate about all things media and innovation.

I am currently senior audience editor at Devex. Previously, I was the editor-in-chief at WILL Media, senior social media editor at The Telegraph, Instagram producer at The Economist, engagement editor at la Repubblica, and social media editor at La Stampa. Here’s my CV.

I am also the author of the Mapping Journalism on Social Platforms newsletter, and the curator of a directory of social media journalism accounts on emerging social platforms.

I am a contributor to Nieman Lab and the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, and a proud Hacks/Hackers London alumnus.

I have a BA in Philosophy from Università degli Studi di Milano and an MA in Interactive Journalism from City, University of London.

Some of my projects include:

You can find me on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram. You can also send me an email if you like.