Rina Tsubaki connects communities through design and systems thinking. Two years ago, she joined the European Forest Institute, an international science organisation, with a mission to build a bridge between journalism and science. Her initiative, the Lookout Station, connects media and science communities around the topic of climate change, with ‘digital innovation’ as the backbone. She has designed and developed two accelerator programmes namely Lookout360 Accelerator with MIT Joint Program and Sound Reporting Co-lab with the Cornell Lab.
Formerly with the European Journalism Centre, she has always focused on developing opportunities for journalists to master new methods to do better storytelling. She designed, developed and implemented initiatives like the Verification Handbook, a step-by-step guideline on how to verify user-generated contents for breaking news and how to document for investigative reporting, the News Impact Summits and Academy series for editors, newsroom managers, journalists, start-ups, developers, designers travelling all across Europe.