The Big Data Play in Journalism is Data Journalism

Having attended the Global Editors Network Summit 2016 in Vienna and hosted the 2016 Data Journalism Awards (DJA), I was impressed by how much data journalism is evolving. In this year’s DJA competition, there were 471 entries coming from over 50 countries … Continue reading

#ParisAttacks Aftershocks – And The Urge to Find Meaning

I think it is finally dawning on all of us that we are living in a radical new era. It seems that little by little, methodically interspersed with several months and country by country, we find a new date to mark on … Continue reading

The future of journalism – interview with Bertrand Pecquerie, CEO of the Global Editors Network

Minter Dialogue Episode #138 This interview is with Bertrand Pecquerie, CEO and founder of the Global Editors Network, a non-profit association that brings together editors-in-chief and senior news executives from all platforms (print, digital, mobile or broadcast) around the common … Continue reading

Social media personality is vital for politics — the same reason why it’s important for business leaders

In order to get their ideas through parliament and, more broadly, to survive, politicians need to “market” their ideas. In democracies, they are voted in by their constituents and then need to keep a regular pulse on their stakeholders — those who helped vote … Continue reading

Leo Bonanni – CEO and founder of SourceMap for greater supply chain transparency

Minter Dialogue Episode #104 This interview is with Dr Leo Bonanni, CEO and founder of Sourcemap, a social network and collaborative platform that essentially helps companies to map their supply chain around the world. In this conversation, we discuss the Sourcemap … Continue reading

President Hollande – There’s a Hole in your Trustworthiness

The latest scandal in France with President Hollande, regarding his First Lady-cum-Second-Girlfriend-cum-Three’s a Party, has brought to the forefront the divide between personal and professional life. In France, the refrain is frequent: what’s personal is private. It’s considered the French … Continue reading

Jeremy Goldman on eCommerce, Digital Marketing and Branding (MDE80)

Minter Dialogue Episode #80 This interview, recorded on October 23, 2013, is with Jeremy Goldman, aka @Jeremarketer, who has started his own agency, Firebrand Group, based in Manhattan. Sharing a passion for branding and digital, and having both passed through … Continue reading

Why the Obamacare site disaster is good for business! Three lessons for business

Ironically, I think that the whole uproar about the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) website, healthcare.gov, could be good for business!  Why?  Because the issue has definitely raised the visibility of the need for senior management to be more knowledgeable about the … Continue reading

Finger, Face and Phone… Privacy is going viral?

In the wake of the NSA/Prism revelations, it begins to become too big to ignore: everything is being or will be monitored.  Privacy is becoming a central issue of the internet and, by extension, should be a central concern for … Continue reading

Interview of Jennifer Preston Social Media Editor at NYT

This interview with Jennifer Preston, Social Media Editor at the New York Times, was conducted by my good friend, Olivier Cimelière, who translated and posted it on his fabulous blog Le Blog du Communicant 2.0.  You can find the French … Continue reading