Julie Posetti, PhD

Global Director of Research, ICFJ

Julie PosettiTwitter: @julieposetti
Dr. Julie Posetti is a multi-award winning, internationally published journalist and academic. She is the inaugural Global Director of Research with the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) where she leads a major UNESCO-Commissioned global study into online violence against women journalists, and the Journalism and the Pandemic Project (in collaboration with the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University).

She also co-leads the #HoldTheLine Coalition – an advocacy partnership that campaigns on behalf of prominent American-Filipino journalist Maria Ressa whose case is emblematic of convergent threats confronting journalism and democracy globally. She brings three decades of high-level international journalism practice to her research, including time as a news editor, documentary reporter and national political correspondent with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC).

Previously, Dr Posetti was Senior Research Fellow at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism (University of Oxford), where she led the Journalism Innovation Project, which involved her being embedded in three Global South news organisations, and publishing reports examining innovative responses to disinformation and online toxicity. She remains academically affiliated with the UNiversity of Oxford and she is also a Senior Researcher with the Centre for Freedom of the Media at the University of Sheffield.