reporter, Tamedia, Lausanne, Switzerland
Question: How might we create an personalized news platform which takes advantage of the next generation of sensors?
Titus Plattner is an investigative reporter and editor for the joint investigative team of Le Matin Dimanche and SonntagsZeitung, Sunday newspapers in the French and German regions of Switzerland. Both belong to Tamedia, the largest private news organization in Switzerland. He is a driving force behind the Tadam Project (Tamedia Data Mining), which allows the newspaper chain to manage huge amounts of unstructured data and encourages journalists within the company to share their information. Since 2013, Plattner has been an integral member of the Swiss team that has participated in a series of International Consortium of Investigative Journalists collaboration projects: OffshoreLeaks, ChinaLeaks, Luxleaks, Swissleaks and the Panama Papers. He teaches investigative journalism at the Centre for Journalism Training and Media in Lausanne. Plattner is also co-founder and member of the board of the association Loitransparence.ch, which promotes the use of the Swiss equivalent of the Freedom of Information Act by journalists.