Meghann Farnsworth

Engagement Editor • Recode • San Francisco, CA
Last edited November 8, 2017

Meghann is the director of distribution and engagement for Reveal + The Center for Investigative Reporting. She manages teams dedicated to website management, distribution, social media, online and on-the-ground engagement, outreach and marketing for CIR and Reveal’s content. Working across CIR’s teams, she helps develop and maintain media partnerships and collaborations. Previously, Meghann was the senior digital media manager at Home Front Communications in Washington, D.C., where she worked in digital media management, interactive development and outreach for nonprofit and government clients. She also served as the associate editor of Forums at PBS NewsHour, where she created interactive online forums that helped increase and engage the NewsHour’s online audience. She has presented at conferences including SXSW, the Online News Association, Logan Symposium, Knight Digital Media Center, LearningLAB 2013, JEA/NSPA and others. She earned her Master’s degree in journalism from Berkeley and undergraduate degree at the University of Oregon.

Recent Work

Late last year, I took over management of CIR’s website and web team and was tasked with relaunching it. In a matter of months, my team had to work with our new developers at Alley Interactive to redesign and relaunch the site for our new brand and public radio show, Reveal, as well as migrate content from our old site to our new WordPress site. To say the least, it was a huge project that got done in a very short amount of time. But I am so proud of the results and the hard work and long weekends my team and Alley put in to it. Now we have this amazing site on which we can innovate and plan new digital experiences.