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Ben Hammersley
Ben Hammersley
FRSA FRGS (born 3 April 1976 in Leicester, England) is a British internet technologist, journalist, author and broadcaster based in London, England.


1 Education 2 Career 3 Multimedia reporting and broadcasting 4 Personal life 5 Bibliography 6 References 7 External links

Education[edit] Hammersley is the eldest of three children and was educated at Loughborough Grammar School, and the School of Oriental and African Studies, from which he dropped out after a year.[citation needed] Career[edit] Hammersley previously worked as an internet reporter for The Times. Until 2013, he was the UK Prime Minister's Ambassador to East London Tech City.[1] Hammersley is a member of the Transatlantic Network 2020,[2] and a trustee of the London
chapter of the Awesome Foundation.[3] In August 2011 he was made a fellow of the UNAOC.[4] He is a judge of the Lovie Awards.[5] In 2013, Hammersley became a fellow of the Robert Schuman School for Advanced Studies at the European University Institute,[6] Innovator-in-Residence at the Centre for Creative and Social Technologies at Goldsmiths, University of London,[7] Editor at Large of Conde Nast's Wired UK
Wired UK
magazine,[8] a member of the European Commission High Level Expert Group on Media Freedom,[9] and a non-resident fellow of the Brookings Institution.[10] Multimedia reporting and broadcasting[edit] Hammersley has twice presented on BBC
Radio 4's documentary strand Analysis, covering Facebook in November 2007,[11] and personal genetic testing in December 2008.[12] In 2014, he presented a six-part BBC World News series on cybercrimes.[13] He is also known for being the inventor of the word "podcast", recalling that he made it up to pad out an article he was writing that was a little too short.[14] Personal life[edit] Hammersley is married to Aleks Krotoski,[15][16] with whom he has a daughter.[17] Bibliography[edit] Hammersley has authored or co-authored several books on technology and journalism.[citation needed] References[edit]

^ "Tech City gets UK-made smartphone app". TechRadar. 2014-09-11. Retrieved 2015-09-30.  ^ "About Our Participants – Getting Involved – British Council – TN2020". British Council. Archived from the original on 16 April 2010. Retrieved 18 April 2010.  ^ [1] Archived 14 October 2013 at the Wayback Machine. ^ "Fellowship News: Announcing 24 new fellows for the Fall 2011 UNAOC Fellowship Programme!". UNAOC. 2011-08-17. Retrieved 2015-09-30.  ^ [2] ^ " Ben Hammersley
Ben Hammersley
- Global Governance Programme". Retrieved 2016-09-25.  ^ [3] Archived 16 November 2013 at the Wayback Machine. ^ Parsons, Michael (24 April 2009). "Video: Marc Newson's Lockheed Lounge". Wired UK. Archived from the original on 3 April 2012.  ^ " European Commission
European Commission
– Press release Digital Agenda: high-level group to discuss freedom and pluralism of the media across the EU". 11 October 2011. Retrieved 2011-10-16.  ^ " Ben Hammersley
Ben Hammersley
Brookings Institution". Brookings.edu. Retrieved 2015-09-30.  ^ "Programmes Analysis With Friends Like These". BBC
News. 8 November 2007. Retrieved 2010-04-18.  ^ "Programmes Analysis Me and My DNA". BBC
News. 11 December 2008. Retrieved 2010-04-18.  ^ " BBC
World News commissions major new Cybercrime series". BBC. 9 October 2014. Retrieved 2014-11-24.  ^ "The man who accidentally invented the word 'podcast', Radio 4 in Four - BBC
Radio 4". BBC. Retrieved 2016-12-12.  ^ " Ben Hammersley
Ben Hammersley
Tweets about his marriage to Aleks Krotoski". Twitter. 2014-04-15. Retrieved 2014-04-15. [permanent dead link] ^ " Ben Hammersley
Ben Hammersley
on Twitter: "Holy shit, I just married @aleksk #obviouslyiwillwakeuptomorrowandallthiswillbeadream #bestdreamever"". Twitter. Retrieved 2015-09-30. [permanent dead link] ^ " Ben Hammersley
Ben Hammersley
Tweets about his child". Twitter. Retrieved 2015-09-30. [permanent dead link]

External links[edit]

Official website

Authority control

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