Hi, my name is Francesco Zaffarano 👋

I am a digital journalist and editor in chief at WILL Media.

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

I have worked as senior social media editor at The Telegraph, Instagram producer at The Economist, engagement editor at GEDI Visual Lab (la Repubblica and l’Espresso), social media editor at La Stampa and assistant video producer at VICE. I wrote for New Statesman, 7 – Corriere della Sera, Journalism.co.uk.

I am a proud organiser of Hacks/Hackers London and a contributor of Nieman Lab’s Predictions for Journalism.

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

Some of my recent projects include:

I am also mapping publishers and journalists on TikTok to see what’s going on there. You can help me here.

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