Shirish Kulkarni is an award-winning journalist, researcher and community organiser with 25 years of experience working in all the UK's major broadcast newsrooms and at The Bureau of Investigative Journalism. He works across a range of innovation, inclusion and creative projects, from researching AI in journalism to building community newsrooms and developing new editorial approaches to create more representative and effective journalism.
He's currently News Innovation Research Fellow of Media Cymru and JOMEC (the Cardiff University Journalism School) and is collaborating with BBC News on a project called "News for All". He has been a member of both the Welsh Government's Expert Panel on the Devolution of Broadcasting & Communications, and its Working Group on Public Interest Journalism. Shirish is also the founder of Inclusive Journalism Cymru - a network to connect, support and protect journalists from marginalised backgrounds and/or identities.