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Asha Phillips

Asha Phillips

Accounts Director, Asia Pacific, CrowdTangle

Asha Phillips combines the best of traditional media – its rigor and scrutiny – with the speed and flexibility of digital media. She is an authority on the handling of social content, with a rigorous framework around validating and verifying user-generated tweets, posts, videos and photos.

As the founder of the social media news consulting firm Verily, Asha has taught numerous journalists, editors and students on how to use social content in reporting. She has trained and consulted for several key industry giants, including CNN, Wall Street Journal Asia, Australia Broadcasting Corporation, Yahoo and Singapore's Nanyang Technological University.

Asha is also one of the pioneering editors at Storyful, the first global social media news wire, which was acquired by News Corporation in 2014.

She began her career in broadcast journalism in Australia, where she worked as a producer and executive producer at ABC Australia, Nine Network, Sky News and CNN. She’s lived and worked in Australia, Hong Kong, Thailand, Vietnam and Singapore.

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