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Caithlin Mercer

Associate Director of the Journalist Fellowship Programme

Before joining the Reuters Institute as Associate Director of the Journalist Fellowship Programme, Caithlin Mercer was Managing Editor at Yahoo UK. She spearheaded their move into audio over two years and created eight podcasts across News, Sport, Entertainment and Finance that drove a combined 1.7M Listens, producing shows like White Wine Question Time, STOR14S and Chamberbreakers.

She took on other special editorial projects at Yahoo – such as global news editor for the award-winning Yahoo News Digest app – and adapted new software tools to cover international news events like the death of Nelson Mandela and the Oscar Pistorius trial, and exploring live streaming and video formats to present London Fashion Week.

She also worked with data and content partners to help inform original content plans on the site’s News, Sport, Finance and Style verticals.

She was a Reuters Fellow herself in 2018, where she wrote about misinformation through the lens of Kanye West.