community driven impact journalism

stories that matter to you

"I was inspired to create wayword out of my frustration with the current documentary-making model. I want to create an ecosystem whereby YOU, the audience play more of an active and empowered role." 

Shaunagh Connaire, founder & award winning journalist & filmmaker

How does Wayword work?

Wayword is disrupting the journalistic journey by including YOU from start to finish to help create impact

Pitch or vote on ideas and stories that matter to you

1. YOU choose the story

Community experts help with R&D alongside the wayword team

2. YOU help with research & development

We produce & film as our community sets impact goals

3. WE produce the film

4. WE broadcast & engage

We broadcast on our youtube channel and drive real engagement via social media

5. Together WE create impact

Political pressure, crowdfunding, assistance & more

Who are we?

Wayword is an inclusive community from all walks of life with a common goal of driving impact and positive change

We're made up of these guys and more!

Who makes the film?

We've gathered some of the best filmmakers and journalists in the industry to be part of this movement but we also need YOU


  • Emmy nominated & duPont-Columbia award-winning journalist & filmmaker.
  • 8 years experience sourcing, developing and producing over 40 documentaries for Channel 4, BBC, CNBC & PBS.
  • Reported on films in Iran, Sierra Leone, Lebanon, China and more.

Shaunagh Connaire

Shaunagh Connaire

director/executive producer

  • Award-winning producer & director
  • 20 years' experience as journalist and film-maker working for BBC, Channel 4, ITV & Fusion
  • Filmed in Somalia, Sudan, Burma, Saudi Arabia, Colombia, Bangladesh & more

Andrew Carter

Andrew Carter

editorial adviser

  • Presenter, documentary-maker, author, economist
  • Main presenter for BBC2 Newsnight & Dragons Den
  • Involved in several influential BBC documentaries

Evan Davis

Evan Davis

We've made award winning films for the likes of

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