Justin Ferrell, the founder of the professional fellowship program at the Institute of Design at Stanford University (the d.school), will be the keynote speaker at the upcoming Newsrewired conference on 29 June 2020.
Prior to joining Stanford, Ferrell was a career journalist specialising in design and organisational change. He is the founding director of digital, mobile and new product design at The Washington Post, where he brought the first mobile designers and programmers into the traditional newsroom, and enabled multidisciplinary teams to create groundbreaking work.
Also a visual storyteller, he designed the investigative series “Angler: The Cheney Vice Presidency,” winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting, as well as four other Pulitzer Prize finalists.
Ferrell also serves on the board of Amplifier, a design lab that creates art and other media to amplify grassroots social movements. He is an advisor to Actual, a venture-backed digital marketplace for sustainable infrastructure investment; and Streetcode Academy, a nonprofit that equips a generation of communities of colour to address the diversity deficit in the technology industry.
What potential does design thinking hold for journalism? This shift in mindset can help journalists produce authentic stories that audiences genuinely want to engage with https://t.co/qSEFDZ0xbW— Journalism.co.uk (@journalismnews) November 28, 2019
An experienced educator and creative leader specialising in organisational culture, he has led innovation work for Global 500 and other prominent organisations including The New York Times, The United Nations, the U.S. Department of State, the World Economic Forum, Dow Jones, Facebook, Boehringer Ingelheim, Colgate-Palmolive, Deutsche Telekom, Fidelity Investments, Google, HP, Humana, KPMG, NPR, Nokia, SAP, The Aspen Institute, and more.
He also teaches executives at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and globally with Duke Corporate Education, and has worked with executive programs at Aalto University (Finland), EGADE Business School (Mexico) and Massey University (New Zealand).
He has spoken on creative culture in many venues, from the Norwegian Research Council in Oslo; to the World Business Forum in Monterrey, Mexico; to the U.S. Embassy in Dublin; to Education City in Doha, Qatar.
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