Ben Whitelaw is Communities Editor for, responsible for user interaction and engagement.

He co-founded the media careers site Wannabe Hacks in 2010 whilst studying for a Masters in Newspaper Journalism from City University in London.

Previously he worked for the Guardian’s Professional Networks, writing about health, social care and social media in the public sector.

‘Eight’ refers to the common lexical denominator of communicate, collaborate and aggregate, ideas that interest Ben and apply to his day-to-day work.

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