Kimberley Porteous | Digital Pioneer

2017 SPEAKER

Kim helps news organisations transition to digital.

She’s a pioneer of digital journalism in Australia — particularly visual journalism and data-driven narratives — having spent over a decade as the Sydney Morning Herald’s multimedia editor, earning a few Walkley Awards in the process.

In 2011 she went to Washington, DC, where she helped run the investigative journalism nonprofit The Center for Public Integrity as its Chief Digital Officer. Under her leadership, the Center won recognition from many of the industry’s top gongs, including the Online News Association’s top award for General Excellence in Online Journalism and the EPPY Award for Best News Website, and her work contributed to the Center’s 2014 Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting.

She also assisted the Center’s international unit, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, in bringing the Panama Papers story to the world.