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Ben Hammersley (born 3 April 1976 in Leicester, England) is a British internet technologist, journalist, and broadcaster, currently based in London, England.
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He is Editor at Large of Conde Nast's Wired UK magazine, Director of Digital at Six Creative, Principal of Dangerous Precedent. and Director of Campus Party USA. He is also a freelance reporter for the BBC, and a consultant to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
Hammersley previously worked as the first Internet reporter for The Times, where he was shortlisted for one of the British Press Awards, and as a reporter for The Guardian and the UK arm of MSN. During his early career, he specialised in technology journalism. Hammersley often reported from dangerous countries, including Iran and Afghanistan. After travelling undercover to interview the Burmese opposition leader and Nobel Peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi in 1999, Hammersley simultaneously moved toward war correspondence and technological innovation - reporting from war zones and writing technical book for publishers such as O'Reilly Media. He is credited with inventing the word 'podcasting', leading on to 'podcast' and 'podcasts', in 2004.
At his geekyoto conference, in Summer 2008, it was announced that he was acting as a consultant at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, although the exact nature of his work there is shrouded in secrecy.
In July 2011, Hammersley will be the director of the first USA edition of the Campus Party conference.
Hammersley is a Fellow of the RSA, and a member of the Savage Club and Frontline Club, and the Transatlantic Network 2020.