Hazel Baker

Global Head of UGC Newsgathering

Hazel Baker is Global Head of UGC Newsgathering at Reuters, where she oversees the work of the specialist journalists who form the news agency’s user-generated content and fact-checking teams. These journalists work around the clock to sift through social media, rigorously verifying authentic eyewitness imagery and debunking posts that carry false or misleading information. Much of Hazel’s work involves promoting collaborative verification workflows, which combine open-source intelligence with the expertise of Reuters colleagues worldwide.

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