About the author
Marina Petrillo is an author, broadcaster and journalist, and she a producer on the reported.ly team. She is also a teacher of creative non-fiction and digital journalism at Scuola Holden. She is a member of the Online News Association. Previously she worked for many years at independent community radio Radio Popolare and Italian state radio RadioRadio2. At Radio Popolare she was editor-in-chief from 2012 to 2014. Her radio blog, Alaska, was based exclusively on online content and was presented internationally at Radio Days Europe 2011 in Copenhagen. She still blogs on public space, citizen journalism and collective storytelling from her own Alaska hub.
She has livetweeted Egypt since January 2011, and for her work on the Arab Spring she was named by the British newspaper The Independent one of the most influential non-celebrity Twitter users of 2011 in the world news category. She is the author of two books: I muri di Belfast (1996) about the peace process in Northern Ireland, and Nativo Americano (2010) about Bruce Springsteen’s folk voice. She is currently working on a narrative atlas of Tahrir square.