Laura Garcia’s work as a multimedia journalist started back in her home town of Mexico as a photographer for a newspaper. She also worked for newspapers and film production companies in the US before coming to the UK in September 2011. After that she was able to get into the world of broadcast because her lecturers and their friends allowed her to crash living rooms and bedrooms while she was getting work experience. Laura has worked in different newsrooms across the UK: ITV Meridian, BBC South East, BBC Radio Kent, NBC News, R4’s The World Tonight, KMTV and Channel 5 News. She taught multimedia journalism and TV production at the University of Kent for 5 years. Currently, she works at First Draft teaching journos to spot and verify disinformation. She is passionate about getting new diverse voices into the industry and is the co-founder of PressPad, a social enterprise dedicated to helping young people become journalists.