I’m a London-based journalist and Community Manager for the Financial Times. I believe in participatory journalism and the promise of reader comments.

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I believe in participatory journalism and using the knowledge of the crowd.

 
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Lilah Raptopoulos

I'm a London-based journalist and Community Manager for the Financial Times. I believe in participatory journalism and using the knowledge of the crowd.

I've been published in the Guardian, the FT, Buzzfeed News, Quartz and Fusion, and done multiple radio interviews for Public Radio International. I reported on the financial crisis in Greece, was a member of The Guardian's Keep it in the Ground campaign and was community fellow with Guardian US.

I was Editor-in-Chief of my high school and college newspapers, first attracted to journalism in sixth grade as a founding member of out deeply nerdy, hand-stapled paper, the Clocktower Chronicle. In high school I helped develop our first journalism class, and at Connecticut College I took the student run newspaper, which had devolved into the butt of many jokes, and developed it into an active, award-winning print and digital publication with more than a hundred contributors. I also developed a self-designed interdisciplinary major called New Media Studies, fascinated by how the internet was changing our relationship with each other and our news. After a few years in finance, I returned to school in 2013 for an MA in Journalism from NYU's Studio 20 graduate program for digital innovation, where I studied under Jay Rosen and Clay Shirky. That was cool.

It's great to meet you. Want to chat? lilahrap@gmail.com

 

 

 

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