ABOUT

Abigail Edge is a British journalist, editor and author. She is a former teaching fellow at Google News Initiative, where she taught digital storytelling and audience engagement to more than 2,000 journalists across the UK and Europe. Previously, she was a senior journalist and social media producer at BBC News, where she is credited for the notable increase in BBC Politics coverage of stories beyond London.

In March 2020, Abigail co-founded The Society of Freelance Journalists in response to the way the coronavirus pandemic was impacting freelancers. The group now has more than 1,300 members and has partnered with the European Journalism Centre to offer training and support to freelancers all over the world.

An awardee of the Guardian's Scott Trust Bursary, Abigail completed a postgraduate diploma in journalism at City, University of London, where she is now a visiting lecturer. As a freelancer, she has worked in both the UK and US for publications including the Guardian, Vice, and The Independent. She is the author of The Hunt Guide to Denver and is currently working on a book about coercive control. She lives in Birmingham, UK, with a ginger rescue cat named Dylan.