Sophie Huet is Deputy Global News Director at Agence France-Presse, the multimedia news agency covering news worldwide 24/7 in six languages. In charge of Innovation, she is leading the collaborative efforts to create new products for AFP clients, new tools for the newsroom and to connect the agency with the startup, design and innovation ecosystem. She is a member of the Minds International Conference, a network of leading news agencies supporting digital development.
A journalist for more than 30 years, she has worked for AFP since 1991 in various assignments such as reporter in the Washington and London bureaus, news editor in Marseille, deputy news editor for France, head of the French general news department and head of the Graphics and Innovation department. She completed a multimedia training course on digital projects in 2013 at the Gobelins school in Paris.