Challenge: How might we add a journalistic perspective to algorithms used by news aggregators?
Frederic Filloux is a journalist and an entrepreneur who has deep experience in both the editorial and business sides of news. He is editor of Monday Note, a newsletter and blog covering the transformation of digital news media and the strategies of technology companies. Monday Note today reaches up to 100,000 viewers a week. It is republished by Quartz. Filloux was managing director for digital operations at the Groupe Les Echos, France’s leading source of business news, until leaving in 2015 to focus on Monday Note. He continues to be a consultant for the company, including as its representative in the Digital News Initiative, a working group of Google and leading European publishers focused on improving the sustainability of the news ecosystem. Earlier in his career, Filloux was the founding editor of 20 Minutes, a free daily newspaper that quickly grew to become the country’s most read paper. Following that success, he was asked to join the international business development team of Schibsted, a major European media company. Filloux began his career as a business reporter.
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