«JSK Fellows

Phillip Smith

Phillip Smith ('18)

news innovation consultant, Toronto

Question: How might we use advances in technology and experimental business models to support a new generation of accountability journalism initiatives?

Phillip Smith is a battle-scarred veteran from the front lines of digital publishing where, for more than a decade, he has provided unsolicited advice to innovative publishers around the globe. For the last two years, he has split his time between leading a small technology team at the award-winning online news site, The Tyee, and producing an international series of media entrepreneurship events in partnership with Google News Lab. Now, he is focused on advancing philanthropy for journalism innovation as the founding dean of the Uncharted Journalism Fund, as well as working on digital products that help solve the economic challenges of accountability reporting.