I am an Italian professional journalist, aged 27. I currently work as a freelance journalist for Italian and British publications. I am an Interactive Journalism MA student at City, University of London.
I graduated in Philosophy, specialising in Philosophy of Language. I have been working since 2013 in the field of digital journalism, focusing on social media and video producing.
After freelancing for a couple of web magazines, in 2014 I worked as assistant producer for the tv series VICE on Sky TG24 produced by VICE Italia, working on the two short-documentaries The Forgotten Disease and Romani of Rome.
In 2015 I started working as social media editor for La Stampa. For two years I worked with La Stampa’s digital desk reaching important milestones in terms of engagement rate, traffic from social network, and community growth (eg: the main Facebook page increased from 300K to 1 million followers in less than two years). During my years at La Stampa, I also worked on short documentaries like My life with food supplements and interactive projects such as #VorreiMaNonParto, which was awarded the Premio Igor Man.
At the end of 2016 I left La Stampa and joined the newborn Visual Lab at Gruppo GEDI (publisher of la Repubblica, L’Espresso, HuffPost and Business Insider) where I worked as engagement editor and video producer with an awarded team of journalist, designers and web developers dedicated to innovative digital projects and interactive storytelling for the different publications within the editorial group.
During this period I worked on a variety of multimedia projects, like the awarded longform series Lives Rebuilt, dedicated to survivors of Central Italy’s earthquake of 2016, and Francesco Totti: King of Rome, an interactive and visual feature which was awarded the Online Journalism Award 2017, in the Sports category.
At La Repubblica I was also in charge of the social strategy of Repubblica TV, which I managed focusing on native video and contents designed specifically to be distributed on social media. One of them is The Square Interviews, a series of videos meant to give a short, yet deep insight into people’s everyday life through interviews to individuals who share similar life experiences, jobs and social struggles — for instance, urban under-thirties who chose to go back to farming; cancer-diagnosed boys and girls in their twenties; people of different ages, gender and sexual orientation, facing anti-HIV stigma.
The public response to this strategy has been very positive and Repubblica TV Facebook page grew by 70% in 9 months.
Looking for a new challenge in my career, in February 2018 I moved to London where I worked as a social media editor for The Telegraph and as a freelance journalist for the Italian weekly magazine 7 – Corriere della Sera, and occasionally for New Statesman and Politics.co.uk. I also volunteered at July 2018 news:rewired and currently volunteer at Hacks/Hackers London, a media innovation monthly conference.
I have occasionally worked for Wired and lectured at the MA in Journalism at the Catholic University of Milan. I also worked as social media consultant for the Embassy of Germany in Rome, for Radio Deejay and other magazines and local newspapers.
In December 2018 I contributed to Nieman Lab’s Predictions for Journalism 2019.