Design Thinking for Newsrooms

June 17, 2021; 13:00 – 17:00 EET

Online, Zoom platform

Newsroom leaders often have to solve complex challenges working with stakeholders from numerous teams. Design thinking is an established methodology for better understanding the roots of complex problems and opportunities, designing creative solutions, and maximizing the use of available resources in pursuit of a defined goal. Design thinking is often used in product development, but the methods and processes can also support effective strategy design, decision making and new editorial initiatives. This is a hands-on workshop where you’ll put design thinking methods into practice, and become confident in leading design sprints with your team.


Tom Trewinnard has ten years’ experience working at the intersection of technology and journalism, leading high-impact international media projects and driving product strategy for collaborative technologies. Formerly Director of Programs at Meedan, Tom led Check Global, a programme dedicated to developing innovative open source tools and training programs for journalists, fact checkers and human rights researchers around the world. Tom is the co-founder of Pop-Up Newsroom, which has led major collaborative reporting initiatives in the UK, US, Mexico, India and Indonesia since launching in 2017, including the award-winning Verificado 2018. Tom holds an MBA from the Eller College of Management, University of Arizona.


  • Understanding of key design thinking principles and processes;
  • How to lead a design thinking sprint with your team;
  • How design thinking has been used to support innovation in newsrooms.

Who should attend?

Growth-oriented communication and marketing professionals, media managers, executives, chief editors, news media founders and publishers aiming for sustainability of their outlets and innovative approach to their professional careers.

Participation fee

EUR 150 + VAT

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