Steve Schifferes is Marjorie Deane Professor of Financial Journalism at City, University of London. He was the Principal Investigator on the EU’s Social Sensor project, a collaborative effort with 10 European institutions to create tools to find and verify news on social media. His work on the role of digital media has included analysis of the role of social media in both political and financial communications, the digital transformation of news in historical perspective, and the changing nature of news websites. He has been a keynote speaker at the Social News on the Web workshop at WWW2016 in Montreal and fellow of both the Oxford Internet Institute and the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism. He was founder member and then editor of the business section of the BBC News website, and spent a year developing and designing new ways of displaying news online.