Rina Tsubaki connects communities through design and systems thinking. Three 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, and offers various opportunities to explore new ways to communicate and report about the issue.
Formerly with the European Journalism Centre, she has focused on designing programmes 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 series for editors, newsroom managers, start-ups, developers, designers all across Europe.