Invited talk by Jochen Spangenberg.
Title: Social Media and News
Bio: Jochen Spangenberg has been working in the media industry since the 1990s both on the journalistic and the organisational / strategic side. After stints in News & Current Affairs at the BBC from 1994 to 1998 he worked as Chief Operating Officer of a Berlin-based new media company. In 2003, Jochen joined Germany's international broadcaster Deutsche Welle. His main tasks to date have included strategy development and subsequent implementation of digital media services, and co-ordination of the broadcaster's research and innovation projects. Jochen is also a University Lecturer (primarily at the Free University Berlin, Faculty of Media & Communication Sciences), a frequent speaker at conferences, and moderator of events and workshops that cover issues in the digital media, telecommunications and information technology sector. He is the author of the book The BBC in Transition and a number of articles, papers and book chapters. You can follow Jochen on Twitter at @jospang or find out more here.