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Jo Twist



Jo joined UKIE as its Director in January 2012. From 2010 – 12 she was at Channel 4 as Commissioning Editor for Education, and before that at the BBC, where she was Multiplatform Commissioner for Entertainment & Switch, responsible for digital formats and online products. Previously she was BBC Three Multiplatform Channel Editor and led the online strategy for the channel’s rebrand. She re-joined the BBC in 2007 after heading up Digital Society & Media research at the ippr. Her earlier career was as a journalist for Newsround then BBC News online, commentating across digital print, radio and TV. She holds a Ph.D. which looked at online communities, digital inclusion and youth identity.

Jo was the moderator for 2011 Conference session “Facebook Stole My Childhood” and was a speaker in MEET THE COMMISSIONERS: Public Service