International Business Times UK set up a new features and trending desk in January to expand the newsroom’s content offering well beyond news.
Led by Laura Davis, associate editor, the new team includes two deputy editors, two social media journalists and a trends reporter who will join in the near future.
“There was a bit of a gap in the newsroom for something like this. Our offering at IBTimes is really solid particularly on the world news front, but the main aim of the new desk is to branch out into non-news content,” Davis told Journalism.co.uk. “We’ll still be covering opinion, which we have been doing formerly, but also more features and in-depth series and long-form, as well as having a bit more fun with social media.”