“Sophia is the archetype of what the future of being a reporter in digital media looks like. That is: someone who tells stories to their audiences in the way the audience wants to hear them … She’s the future”

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British Journalism Awards Innovation of the Year 2021
TikTok ‘Voice of Change’, Top 100 UK
Creators 2020 & 2021
Edinburgh TV Festival’s Ones to Watch,
MHPC #30ToWatch Young Journalist
Award Winner in Culture, Entertainment
and Lifestyle, 2020
XCity Award Winner, 2019, awarded by
City University for ‘ambitious and
distinctive content on religion’
Webby Award for Social Media in Arts
and Culture, 2019
BJTC Radio News Documentary of the
Year, 2017

“Consistently engaging and witty whilst always rigorously fact-based and fresh”

British Journalism Awards

Edinburgh TV Festival New Voice Award for Debut Presenter, 2021

Reuters Digital News Report, 2021 “The BBC’s Sophia Smith Galer has pioneered experimental storytelling on TikTok”

House of Lords select committee: “Sophia Smith Galer…who is doing terrific and really clever stuff”