Sonali Verma is joining the Reuters Institute as a Visiting Fellow in January 2024

Former Globe and Mail digital editor will engage with our community while working on key issues around generative AI
Sonali Verma.

Sonali Verma. 

20th December 2023

Sonali Verma is joining the Reuters Institute as a Visiting Fellow in January 2024. Verma, who recently left the Globe and Mail, will be working on issues related with generative AI and how it might change the business of news. During her time in Oxford, she'll share her experiences and her learnings with our Journalist Fellows and with the rest of the Institute's community. Verma will join former Vox Media publisher Melissa Bell, who will also be a Visiting Fellow with us in January 2024.

Verma works with newsrooms all over the world on business transformation. She is an independent consultant, working on projects for companies such as FT Strategies, the consultancy arm of the Financial Times, and serves on the boards of the Local Media Association and News Decoder.

She worked for 15 years at the Globe and Mail, Canada's national newspaper. As an editor managing digital production and audience engagement teams, she led a mind shift in getting journalists to understand how data could make them more effective in attracting and retaining subscribers, while staying true to their mission to build a better Canada.

Verma also collaborated with the Globe’s data science team on an analytics project that evolved into an artificial-intelligence and machine-learning platform called, which was used by publishers on five continents. She was Sophi’s senior product manager and director of customer success, and also oversaw marketing efforts that won several international awards.

Earlier in her career, she was the editor of Globe Investor, an editor at Bloomberg News, a senior producer at CNBC and one of 10 young journalists chosen worldwide for the coveted Reuters Trainee programme.