Rozina Breen


The Bureau of Investigative Journalism

Rozina Breen is editor-in-chief at The Bureau of Investigative Journalism, based in London. An award-winning editor, Breen joined TBIJ from the BBC. She ran the UK’s largest network newsroom outside of London where, as head of news at BBC 5 Live, she oversaw coverage of the EU referendum, the election of Donald Trump, the Grenfell Tower fire and the terror attacks in London and Manchester. She commissioned award-winning podcasts including “Brexitcast,” “You, Me and the Big C,” “The Sista Collective” and “Hope High,” which went onto win an Orwell Prize for Exposing Britain’s Social Evils. Breen also launched the DigiHub for the BBC World Service, growing BBC News’s digital footprint across the world and My Bradford, a citizen journalism-focused hyperlocal that went onto win a regional press award in its first year. She has a reputation for multi-platform collaboration, innovation and commissioning through a diverse lens.

Participating Sessions

The Art of Visual News

In an era shaped by the omnipresence of social media and a burgeoning demand for greater inclusivity in journalism, a fresh wave of younger audiences is gravitating towards unconventional modes of visual news consumption. This panel seeks to delve into the realm of innovative storytelling methods that are blossoming within newsrooms eager to forge deeper connections with a media-savvy demographic. As this ongoing experimentation gives rise to a variety of...