I am a skilled multipotentialite and can offer many different services. What do you need?
Consultancy & Expertise
Columnist, global news producer, writer, investigations and leading huge multilingual storytelling projects; you name it – I can do it and help you do it too.
Host and Presenter
I am an experienced host and presenter. I am listed with speaking agencies but can also be contacted directly for motivational and inspirational talks about resilience, succeeding despite obstacles and more. I can facilitate and moderate discussion panels as well as films, training modules and workshops.
I can help you tell your story, understand what makes a narrative resonate, figure out how to target your key audience and more. I created a role of storytelling development producer at the BBC which brought different silos together with a common goal.
Specialist in digital verification, real news training, forensic storytelling newsgathering for major breaking news and longer investigations. I have more than a decade’s experience debunking fake news and tackling disinformation and misinformation.
I am a digital detective skilled in using open source intelligence techniques to uncover hidden information. I have worked on many BBC investigations and am experienced in this field. I can dig deep into the internet archives for case studies thought lost to the past, find people via their digital footprint and lots more.
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion
As an ethnically marginalised woman who went to a state school before being educated at Oxford University and then becoming a journalist in newspapers and the BBC, I have a lot of experience when it comes to understanding social mobility, inequity, race, and womanhood - all hot topics of DEI. I often am asked to speak to the subjects.
I have experience subbing stories for the BBC News website, blogging, working on my own HYTA newsletter, writing press releases, editing and proofing stories on a wide variety of subjects. I am a clean, crisp copywriter who can help you with your content whatever the medium.
A qualified mental health first aider and someone who has undertaken significant training when it comes to understanding vicarious trauma and how it has developed among journalists, I come with a sensitive perspective around stories of resilience.
I’m well-versed in social media storytelling – from identifying to then delivering a story with impact. I’ve built social media presences for major brands at an accelerated scale. I ran the BBC News LinkedIn account solo and made it grow four-fold.
Skilled at creating and delivering global workshops remotely and in-person on a variety of subjects including verification, networking, investigations and social storytelling. Clients include the BBC, Dart Centre, Rotary International, global universities.
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Dhruti is an incredibly hard worker and a brilliant story-teller. She is very creative and has a track record of innovative work in journalism and exploring new ways of using digital platforms to reach new audiences.
Trushar Barot, Meta