Welcome

This is a website about how people can organise themselves to create meaningful work at the intersection of journalism and technology.

It is also the personal website of Robin Kwong, Special Projects Editor at the Financial Times. You can start reading my writing below. My most recent post is on:

Factories, workshops and labs

I also recommend one piece of digital journalism every week.

Want to find out more about me? There's a whole section below.

Want to get in touch? Email me at robin.kwong@gmail.com or follow me on Twitter

Highlights

Fellowship

I participated in the inaugural Nikkei-FT fellowship programme in San Francisco, from March to May 2017. During the fellowship, I explored:

  • How can we create a need for news by igniting curiosity? How can we make the FT a place that sparks new enquiry, instead of one that just answers our readers questions?

  • How can journalism encourage exploration, particularly through the use of digital technologies including interactivity and rirtual reality?

  • How do we tell stories that create emotional understanding and empathy?

  • What does it mean for games to be journalism? Is interactive non-fiction an oxymoron?

I chronicled what I learnt in this section. I also laid out my case for why these are important questions in this post.

→ Fellowship

Posts

Seen this?

Weekly recommendations of articles pertinent to digital and visual journalism.

→ More recommendations

Projects

Canon

A list of articles, books, videos and podcasts that I find myself returning to over and over again. They have shaped how I think about my work.

→ The Canon

Press

About

Robin went to prison once … to interview the disgraced former president of Taiwan.

That wasn’t nearly as scary as the time he accidentally locked himself in the bathroom of an Airbnb in Athens.

Robin’s life has taken him to some pretty unexpected places, but it’s not the places that interest him as much as the people he meets and the stories they have to tell. As Head of Digital Delivery at the Financial Times, Robin is constantly looking for new ways to tell stories.

Figuring that out has meant learning how to code, how to design, and how to be the best scrum master journalism has ever seen.

Are you a fellow traveller keen to swap tales around the proverbial campfire? Get in touch at robin.kwong@gmail.com, or follow me on Twitter

Want a more traditional view of who I am and what I've done? My CV is on LinkedIn.