Domenika Ahlrichs, Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Zeit Online, has been a dedicated online journalist for 11 years. After having been trained to be a journalist at Evangelische Journalistenschule in Berlin, covering all four types of media: print, tv, radio and online, she decided to focus on the one combining the best of the three others. Germany’s first online-only daily paper Netzeitung was where she started and progressed with her career. When Netzeitung was shut off, she moved on to Zeit Online. Photo: Zeit Online.
Tamara Anthony works as TV correspondent in Berlin for First German Television’s main news “Tagesschau“ and “Tagesthemen“. Prior, she worked as reporter and editor for the investigative TV programme “ARD Panorama”. Tamara Anthony is co-founder of hostwriter.org, which will be launched in May 2014. As a chairperson of the Otto Sprenger Foundation and of journalists-network.org, she works to bring together young journalists from Germany and abroad.
Geraldine de Bastion is an international consultant on information and communication technology and new media for development based in Berlin, Germany. She also works with activists and bloggers around the world. She has worked at Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), World Summit of Information Society (WSIS), newthinking communications and curated the re:publica conference. Photo: CC-BY-SA James Gardiner.
Ludovic Blecher is General Director of The Digital Innovation Press Fund established by Google and AIPG, the French press association. He has been a 2013 fellow at Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard. He participated in the creation of GIE E-Press Premium, a digital news-stand. Blecher was executive director and editor in chief of Libération.fr. He is also Associate Professor at the School of Journalism Grenoble (EJDG) and a member of the Conseil national du numérique (CNNum). Photo: Georges Seguin, CC BY-SA.
Georg Dahm is the Co-Founder of Substanz, a digital science magazine that raised 35.000 Euro via crowdfunding. Substanz will appear as a weekly paid app that combines longform journalism with interactive layouts. He has been Life Sciences Editor at the German edition of New Scientist, worked at Financial Times Deutschland, and was trained as a journalist with the tabloid Bild. He studied Physical Anthropology and was heading the publication department of the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce.
Denis Dilba is the Co-Founder of Substanz, a digital science magazine that raised 35.000 Euro via crowdfunding. Substanz will appear as a weekly paid app that combines longform journalism with interactive layouts. Denis studied Mechatronics at TU Hamburg-Harburg and the National University of Singapore. He worked as an engineer at BMW before training at the Deutsche Journalistenschule München. Prior to co-founding Substanz Denis was Hard Sciences Editor at the German edition of New Scientist. Photo: Helen Fischer.
Frederik Fischer, co-founder and managing director of Tame, used to work as a freelance technology and culture correspondent for broadcasters and magazines such as Arte, ZDF, Zeit Online and Wired. While on research at Aarhus University, Amsterdam University and City University London, Frederik analysed the way US news startups influenced the distribution of news content. That inspired his own startup Tame, which he founded together with two colleagues in 2012.
Michael Kreil is a developer at OpenDataCity. He has worked on apps for the automotive industry, animations for weather reports, databases for satellite steering and prototypes for interactive TV broadcasts. At OpenDataCity, he has worked on a visualization of phone tracking that was based on German politician Malte Spitz’s movements, collected in accordance to data retention laws. Also, he worked on openPlanB, a public transport open data project based on not-yet-open data.
Ben Kreimer explores the frontiers of electronic journalism at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Drone Journalism Lab. As a journalism technologist, he develops applications for unmanned aerial vehicles and crowdsourced microcomputer sensor platforms. During March of 2014, Ben will work with a quadcopter in Nairobi, Kenya, on the SkyCam drone journalism project. He is currently developing one of his sensor journalism concepts with collaborative support from Columbia University’s Tow Center for Digital Journalism.
Julian Kücklich is a recovering academic and graphic facilitator. He is a visual thinker and media researcher with a sustained interest in old and new media, journalism, and visualization. His strengths are analytical and strategic thinking, unorthodox approaches, and constraint-based solutions. He takes pride in his ability to mediate across disciplines and professional cultures, and occasionally blogs at playability.de. Bild: CC-BY-NC Julian Kücklich.
Solana Larsen is the managing editor of Global Voices, an award-winning international community of bloggers and translators who report on online citizen media worldwide in more than 30 languages. She is a journalist and a digital activist with an MA in international journalism from City University in London. Formerly she was an editor with the global politics website, openDemocracy.net.
Annette Leßmöllmann is Professor of Science communication and Linguistics at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. She has been Professor of Journalism/Science Journalism at Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences from 2006-2013. She worked as editor at Gehirn & Geist, as freelance journalist at Die Zeit, Frankfurter Rundschau, and other media outlets. She also took teaching assignments at the Hamburg Northern Institute of Technology and other universities Photo: Jens Steingässer.
Lorenz Matzat works as a journalist and entrepreneur in Berlin. His main areas of interests are interactive and data journalism. Matzat was co-founder of the award-wining data journalism agency OpenDataCity; he’s currently working at his mapping company Lokaler and is author of the blog datenjournalist.de.
Ramak Molavi works as a lawyer in IT law, social media, mobiles and games. She is general counsel for a gaming company with offices in Berlin and San Fransisco and affiliated with iRights.Law. In her work she deals with complex questions of IT- and competitive law as well implementation of legal requirements in mobile commerce and data protection. Ramak has a particular interest in intellectual property from the creation of original works to IP regulation on a national and international level.
Jonathan Stray is a journalist and a computer scientist. He is a Fellow at the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University where he teaches computational journalism. He leads the Overview Project, an open source visualization system to help investigative journalists make sense of very large document sets. He has worked as an editor at the Associated Press, as a freelance reporter in Hong Kong, and as algorithm designer at Adobe Systems.
Marek Tuszyński is a restless producer of various creative and social interventions that span across various media. He co-founded The Second Hand Bank, International Contemporary Art Network, Tactical Tech and recently Tactical Studios. He is currently focusing on producing interactive and static visualisations representing complex social and political issues. In some spare time he is producing a radio program titled Love & Chaos on Reboot FM.
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