Catherine Mackie is responsible for designing training programmes for Thomson Foundation. She has more than 30 years of experience as a senior journalist, most of it with the BBC – both in front of and behind the camera. She spent five years as a digital video specialist having led a pilot programme which included devising and delivering a country-wide training programme for BBC staff on digital storytelling and editing. In 2018, she was awarded a Knight-Wallace Journalism Fellowship by the University of Michigan where she developed ways to increase social diversity in news output and connect with new and underserved audiences. Catherine is an examiner for the UK’s National Council for the Training of Journalists.