Ben Hammersley FRSA FRGS (born 3 April 1976 in Leicester, England) is
a British internet technologist, journalist, author and broadcaster
based in London, England.
3 Multimedia reporting and broadcasting
4 Personal life
7 External links
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.
Hammersley previously worked as an internet reporter for The Times.
Until 2013, he was the UK Prime Minister's Ambassador to East London
Hammersley is a member of the Transatlantic Network 2020, and a
trustee of the
London chapter of the Awesome Foundation. In August
2011 he was made a fellow of the UNAOC. He is a judge of the Lovie
In 2013, Hammersley became a fellow of the Robert Schuman School for
Advanced Studies at the European University Institute,
Innovator-in-Residence at the Centre for Creative and Social
Technologies at Goldsmiths, University of London, Editor at Large
of Conde Nast's
Wired UK magazine, a member of the European
Commission High Level Expert Group on Media Freedom, and a
non-resident fellow of the Brookings Institution.
Multimedia reporting and broadcasting
Hammersley has twice presented on
BBC Radio 4's documentary strand
Analysis, covering Facebook in November 2007, and personal genetic
testing in December 2008. In 2014, he presented a six-part BBC
World News series on cybercrimes.
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.
Hammersley is married to Aleks Krotoski, with whom he has a
Hammersley has authored or co-authored several books on technology and
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Ben Hammersley - Global Governance Programme". Retrieved
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^ Parsons, Michael (24 April 2009). "Video: Marc Newson's Lockheed
Lounge". Wired UK. Archived from the original on 3 April 2012.
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 Brookings Institution". Brookings.edu. Retrieved
^ "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.
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
BBC Radio 4". BBC. Retrieved 2016-12-12.
Ben Hammersley Tweets about his marriage to Aleks Krotoski".
Twitter. 2014-04-15. Retrieved 2014-04-15. [permanent dead link]
Ben Hammersley on Twitter: "Holy shit, I just married @aleksk
Twitter. Retrieved 2015-09-30. [permanent dead link]
Ben Hammersley Tweets about his child". Twitter. Retrieved
2015-09-30. [permanent dead link]
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