#MID_14 Speakers

Ken Doctor

Ken Doctor is author of Newsonomics and a news industry analyst/consultant for legacy and emerging media all over the world. His work centers on the transformation of consumer media in the digital age, from the New York Times to Netflix and from Comcast to Conde Nast. Newsonomics is the word he coined to describe this new discipline of understanding the money flow within the print and broadcast transition to digital. He is the author of “Newsonomics: Twelve New Trends That Will Shape the News You Get,” which has been translated into Mandarin Chinese, Korean, Portuguese and Russian. Ken contributes to his own Newsonomics.com website and writes a popular weekly “Newsonomics Of” column for the Nieman Journalism Lab. Occasionally, he contributes to the Economist blog and other publications. His new book, the Newsonomics Reader, will be available later this year. As a consumer media analyst for Outsell, a Northern California-based leader in covering the global information industry, he works with companies on strategies and tactics. As a speaker and consultant, he works with media globally, advising on new sustainable business models of contemporary journalism. A veteran of the digital media industry, he combines deep experience as an executive in strategy, revenue models and journalism. His experience includes 21 years with Knight Ridder, as well as time spent in the worlds of licensing, corporate development, business development and syndication. His major non-work commitment is to education. Ken currently serves as president of the UC Santa Cruz Foundation. A graduate of UCSC, and a 15-year-long volunteer for UCSC, he has served on the UCSC Alumni Council and as its president. As a volunteer leader, he has focused strongly on undergraduate education, access and preparing the whole student for life and work in the digital age. Further, Ken serves on the Dean’s Council for University of Oregon’s School Journalism and Communication.

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Richard Gutjahr is an anchor, journalist, blogger and media innovator. He graduated from the German Journalism School (DGS) in Munich and studied political and communication sciences at Ludwig-Maximilians University (LMU), also in Munich. His studies took him abroad to France and the United States, among other countries. Today, Gutjahr is a freelance journalist in the senior editing department of Bayerisches Fernsehen (BR). He is promoter and consultant for the new micropayment system „LaterPay„. Gutjahr also works as a reporter for ARD and hosts the late edition of the Rundschau-Nachrichten news program. He’s also a regular columnist for Munich’s Abendzeitung and Berlin’s Tagesspiegel newspapers. In 2006, Gutjahr received the Ernst Schneider Prize for Business Journalism for his reportage series on Germany’s Hartz welfare reforms. In 2011, Zeit Online named him their „Net Journalist of the Year.“ In the same year, Medium Magazine named him „Newcomer of the Year“. In 2013, Gutjahr was nominated for a Grimme Online Award: it marks the first time in the history of the awards that the Grimme Institute has chosen to honor the personal achievements of one individual rather than a website, stating: “Democratic society profits from his analyses, impulses and the projects he initiates (…)”.

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Andy Kaltenbrunner

Andy Kaltenbrunner is a consultant and the program director of fjum’s executive Master program Media Innovation Management #IMIM. IMIM is carried out together with Berlin University for Professional Studies (DUW Berlin) and integrates modules in the USA (Poynter Institute) and Spain. Kaltenbrunner received his PhD in political science and is a researcher in Austria, Germany and Spain. He is a fellow professor at the Universidad Miguel Hernández in Elche/ Spain. Parallel with his studies he worked as a political journalist and editor in chief for newspapers and magazines (e.g. the Austrian weekly profil) since the early 1980s until 2000. He developed many media-projects, print and online since the mid 1990s when he launched several of Austria´s very first media-websites such as trend.at and profil.at and from 2000 as a consultant in more European media-houses. He initiated and led the development of the journalism program at the Fachhochschule Wien (University of Applied Sciences) in Vienna (2003) and co-founded the research-company Medienhaus Wien (2005) where he is one of the partners. His key-topics in research, publications and as a media-consultant include innovation, change-management and training for journalists and media-managers, integrated newsroom-strategies and international media-policy.

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Daniela Kraus

Daniela Kraus is Director of fjum_vienna and a developer of trainings and ideas for digital transition. She holds a PhD in History. After doing historical research with grants by the Austrian Academy of Sciences and working as a journalism freelancer, she was a project manager with an emphasis on media development, media training and media education. From 2005 – 2011 she was co-founder and managing director of research-company Medienhaus Wien. Kraus has been managing several national and European Union funded research projects on the development of journalism and on journalism training; she has been lecturing at Universities and Journalism Academies. Among her publications is the book series “Journalisten-Report” (together with Andy Kaltenbrunner and Matthias Karmasin) on Austria’s news people and their work (based on David Weaver’s groundbreaking studies on the US). From 2011 to present Kraus has been heading mid-career training institution fjum. Find a full list of projects and publications here.

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Lucy Küng

Lucy Küng is an expert for media change and a Professor of Media Management at the Universities of Jönköping, St. Gallen and Oxford. Lucy Küng is a professor, author, speaker and advisor who specializes on strategy, innovation and leadership in the media, creative and tech industries. She is Visiting Fellow at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, Oxford University, Professor of Media Management and Economics at the Media Management and Transformation Centre at the University of Jönköping, Executive Board Member of SRG SSR, the Swiss public service broadcaster, and author of a prize-winning book on Strategy in the Media Industry. Lucy divides her time between Switzerland, Sweden and the UK. In recent years she has worked closely with the BBC exploring the success of their highly successful online and digital television services. She is also Senior Research Fellow at Ashridge, UK, and adjunct faculty member at the University of St Gallen (where she received her PhD and Habilitation). From 2008-2010 she was President of the European Media Management Association, and she has extensive experience in the publishing industry and from 1988-1992 was Publishing Director at Random House UK.

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Philip Meyer is the grandson of a Swiss immigrant and professor emeritus and former holder of the Knight Chair in Journalism at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has degrees from UNC-CH and Kansas State University, and was a 1966-1967 Nieman Fellow at Harvard. Before becoming a professor in 1981, Meyer worked in the newspaper industry for 26 years, the last 23 with Knight Ridder Inc., where he started as a reporter for the Miami Herald. In 1962, he joined the Knight Washington Bureau, and from 1978-1981, was director of news and circulation research at company headquarters in Miami.He was an early adopter of computer-assisted reporting. In 1967, while reporting on riots in Detroit, Meyer used survey research, analyzed on a mainframe computer, to document the underlying grievances behind the disturbance. That work contributed to a Pulitzer Prize for the staff of the Detroit Free Press.

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mitteraeckerAlexander Mitteräcker is board member at the STANDARD Medien AG and director of the highly successful online branch ‘derstandard.at’. Coming from a business background, Mitteräcker has been with DER STANDARD for 16 years. He established the paper’s online business from a very early stage and pushed the platform ‘derstandard.at’ from a start up to the company’s most important asset. He is a vocal advocate for the dominance of online channels in future media strategies and focusses on further promoting user generated content as competitive advantage for derstandard.at.

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George Nimeh George Nimeh is the Chief Digital Officer at KURIER, a leading Austrian media company. He leads the strategy, development and monetization of KURIER’s digital portfolio across all digital channels. Since joining KURIER in January 2012, the company’s online reach has grown over 84% alongside increasingly healthy financials. At the 2014 WAN-IFRA „European Digital Media Awards“, KURIER.at finished second only to the Guardian in the category “Best News Website”. Since 1995, Mr. Nimeh has worked with media companies including The New York Times, Advance Publications, CBS and Red Bull in various digital management roles. He helped start the award-winning digital agency Organic in New York City and was a founder/partner at iris Worldwide in London. Mr. Nimeh is a Board Member, Digital Media Group of the VÖZ and is on the board of the ÖWA. He serves as an advisor to Mobile Monday London and media140. Mr. Nimeh teaches multimedia journalism at the Institut für Publizistik- und Kommunikationswissenschaft der Universität Wien. He is the proud father of two lovely girls, skis deep powder, and tweets a lot, too.

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John Paton

John Paton is the CEO of Digital First Media and Digital First Ventures. Digital First Media, with approximately $1.4 Billion in revenues and 10,000 employees, operate more than 800 digital and online products in 18 states serving more than 67 million customers per month. Mr. Paton is a career news media executive who has been responsible for both print and online divisions in the US, Canada and Europe.He is the co-founder of impreMedia, the largest news and information company for Hispanics in the US. In April 2009, he was named Publisher of the Year by Editor & Publisher. Mr. Paton, who has been involved in more than $4 billion in media transactions and financings involving both private and public companies, is a director of The Guardian, El Pais and Prisa, as well as a member of the Board of Advisors for the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism –www.journalism.cuny.edu. Mr. Paton is a graduate of Ryerson University’s journalism program and has successfully completed the Finance for Senior Executives program at the Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration. In 2006 his alma mater Ryerson University honored him with their Alumni of Distinction Award. Mr. Paton resides in New York City.

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Ernst-Jan Pfauth

Ernst-Jan Pfauth is the former Editor-in-chief of Internet at NRC Media, as well as an acclaimed technology author and columnist. In 2008, he co-founded The Next Web Blog, which is now amongst the ten most-visited blogs of the world. At De Correspondent, co-founder Ernst-Jan serves as publisher, fostering the expansion of the platform. De Correspondent is author- rather than beat-centered, ad-free, and crowd-funded. It was launched in September 2013 after raising more than 1 Million Euros from 15,000 donors in just eight days time, setting a crowd-funding world record in journalism. In addition to offering high quality content, De Correspondent also aims to contribute, through experiment and experience, to journalism’s transition into the 21st Century ecology of news. De Correspondent was founded by Rob Wijnberg, former editor-in-chief of nrc.next, a nationally distributed daily newspaper in the Netherlands, with backing from such renowned journalists as Joris Luyendijk, of The Guardian; early praise from Alain de Botton and Jay Rosen; and in cooperation with co-founders Harald Dunnink and Sebastian Kersten of Momkai, a leading Amsterdam-based, digital studio. De Correspondent currently has an editorial staff of eleven full-time contributing, assistant, and photo/graphic editors; a network of fifteen contributing correspondents; a subscriber base of 30,000 and counting; and a physical home in the offices of A-Lab, a former Shell laboratory on the shores of the river IJ, in Amsterdam.

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Grzegorz Piechota

Grzegorz Piechota is Head of Editorial Development, Gazeta Wyborcza & Vice-President, Agora Foundation, Warsaw, Poland. As a head of editorial development of the biggest quality daily newspaper in Poland, Gazeta Wyborcza, Grzegorz Piechota leads the digital transformation of its newsroom and development of innovative multimedia projects that involve editorial, research and marketing teams. Gazeta was founded in 1989 by an underground opposition to bring independent journalism to this communist dictatorship and support the first free elections in Central and Eastern Europe. Over 24 years it has built one of the most successful media groups there called Agora. Its businesses include leading Internet portals, magazines, books, record and movie productions, cinemas, radio stations and out- of-home advertising. Piechota graduated in law and began his career at Gazeta in 1996 as a reporter in one of the smallest local offices rising to a news editor and a vice-president of Agora Foundation. He’s got experienced in launching, re-launching, managing, evaluating and closing projects with budgets of up to 10+ million euro. He has managed teams of up to 150 people. Piechota is also the first ever editor serving Dallas-based International News Media Association — a worldwide network of 5,860+ media executives — as its European board’s president. He gives frequent lectures and consultations on various media- related issues to public and private institutions around the world. His works have driven printed circulation, online traffic, engagement and revenue, and were awarded by the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers WAN-IFRA and other institutions. In 2008 WAN-IFRA awarded Gazeta the title of the World Young Reader Newspaper of the Year. In 2010 London-based trade portal Journalism.co.uk listed him as one of the leading innovators in the world’s media.

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Stefan PlöchingerStefan Plöchinger is the Editor in chief of sueddeutsche.de, the news website of Germany’s quality  newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung. Recently he has been nominated as one of the chief editors of the newspaper, responsible for the online content. Previously Mr. Plöchinger worked as a managing editor for Spiegel Online as well as in different positions at Financial Times Deutschland and the Bavarian Abendzeitung. He started his career as a local reporter for Süddeutsche Zeitung. The SZ, published in Munich, is the largest German national subscription daily newspaper. It is read throughout Germany by 1.1 million readers daily and boasts a relatively high circulation abroad. The editorial stance of the newspaper is liberal and generally of centre-left.

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Gerold Riedmann

Gerold Riedmann is CEO, Russmedia Digital. He is heading the digital transition of Austrian-based publishing company ,Russmedia’ since 2011. With an emphasis on local news and a mobile service strategy he has led the regional news portal VOL.AT (Vorarlberg Online) into the Top 5 Austrian news websites, while Vorarlberg is Austria’s second smallest province. Before, he has been deputy editor-in-chief of Russmedia’s newspaper „VN“, where he was responsible for local reporting and the hyperlocal digital portals. From 1996 to 2003, Gerold worked in Munich, Germany as tech journalist, tv producer and editor in chief for the business-radio of F.A.Z., SAT.1 Bavaria/tv.münchen and crossmedia production company AME. He has successfully completed the Media Executive Leadership Program at Northwestern University/Kellogg Business School, Evanston, IL. Gerold is also board member of the Global Editors Network.

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Hansi Voigt

Hansi Voigt is the founder, manager and editor-in-chief of Watson, the new news portal for a mobile Switzerland. He previously spent more than six years working as editor-in-chief of 20 Minuten Online, shaping the development of the portal from a small Internet presence to the largest news page in Switzerland. Since 2006, Mr Voigt has worked as a lecturer in media development an online journalism.

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Rob Wijnberg is a philosopher and publicist who, before founding De Correspondent, served as Editor-in-chief of nrc.next, a spin-off from NRC Handelsblad, the Netherlands‘ premier daily national newspaper. De Correspondent is author- rather than beat-centered, ad-free, and crowd-funded. It was launched in September 2013 after raising more than 1 Million Euros from 15,000 donors in just eight days time, setting a crowd-funding world record in journalism. In addition to offering high quality content, De Correspondent also aims to contribute, through experiment and experience, to journalism’s transition into the 21st Century ecology of news. De Correspondent was founded by Rob Wijnberg, former editor-in-chief of nrc.next, a nationally distributed daily newspaper in the Netherlands, with backing from such renowned journalists as Joris Luyendijk, of The Guardian; early praise from Alain de Botton and Jay Rosen; and in cooperation with co-founders Harald Dunnink and Sebastian Kersten of Momkai, a leading Amsterdam-based, digital studio. De Correspondent currently has an editorial staff of eleven full-time contributing, assistant, and photo/graphic editors; a network of fifteen contributing correspondents; a subscriber base of 30,000 and counting; and a physical home in the offices of A-Lab, a former Shell laboratory on the shores of the river IJ, in Amsterdam.

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Philip MeyerAnita Zielina is Deputy Editor-in-Chief at Stern, the German weekly news magazine published by Gruner+Jahr, and a Knight Journalism Fellow ’12 at Stanford. Anita is an Austrian journalist; in 2012 she was selected as the first Austrian journalist for the one-year Knight Journalism Fellowship at Stanford University, Palo Alto, California. She previously studied law and political science at the University of Vienna and was working in various positions at derStandard.at and DER STANDARD, most recently as a deputy editor. At Stanford, she researched network communities, user participation, management of media companies (Media Entrepreneurship) and strategic management innovation in journalism. In particular she focused on the question how media can improve user engagement and interaction with  (online) communities. In September 2013, Zielina became the first female deputy editor of weekly magazine Stern and is responsible for all its digital products.

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