2017 Jury | Asian Digital Media Awards 2018

Asian Digital Media Awards 2018

01 May 2018 to 16 Jun 2018
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2017 Jury | Asian Digital Media Awards 2018

2017 Jury

Journalism and Communications Consultant

Kevin Anderson is an international journalism and communications consultant with more than 15 years of global digital journalism experience. His clients have included Al Jazeera, India's Network18, Reed Business Information, CNN International and Trinity-Mirror. From 2014 to 2015, he was a regional executive editor with Gannett, the larger newspaper publisher in the US. From 2006 to 2010, he held a number of digital leadership positions with The Guardian, and from 1998 to 2006, he worked for the BBC, including more than six years as the BBC’s first online correspondent outside of the U.K.

Former BBC video journalist & Mobile Video Expert

Principal, Jonathan Halls & Associate, USA

Managing Editor, Die Welt, Germany

Kritsanarat Khunkham is managing editor at the German news outlet Die Welt which is part of the Axel Springer publishing house. In his position, which has held since 2011, Kritsanarat is in charge of running the newsroom and managing the website across all sections. In addition to that, he is responsible for the digital development and oversees a team of programmers who research and draft new ways of telling news and stories. Kritsanarat joined Axel Springer in 2008 and has since worked there as a reporter, video journalist and columnist.

Executive Director, Society for News Design, USA

Stephen Komives is an executive director of the Society for News Design, a role he assumed in 2009 after spending 20 years as an editor and visual director at several newspapers, most recently at the Orlando Sentinel. He is a graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. As leader of SND, he serves as an ambassador for visual journalism around the globe, and has created initiatives to push SND’s digital programs and its international mission.

President, Lamb Consulting, USA

Peter Lamb

Born in Cape Town, South Africa, Lamb is a Strategy Consultant, now living in Miami, Florida, and specialising in media companies. "The goal of my consulting practice is to utilise the sophisticated strategic marketing principles and techniques, learned while doing my MBA at Harvard Business School, meshing them with a hands-on sales approach, to generate new revenue streams for publications and websites. ROI is achieved by focusing on NEW-NEW revenue ... from customers that have never used our products before: print or online."

Digital publishing consultant and trainer, United Kingdom

Adam Tinworth is one of the UK’s leading trainers in journalistic analytics, and has more than 12 years’ experience in training journalists in social media, SEO and digital journalism. 

He is a magazine journalist by background, having worked in magazines for nearly 20 years, before going into full-time digital consultancy. Adam now works as a consultant and trainer in digital journalism, social media and content strategy, and clients have included The Times, Mail Online, The Financial Times, Euromoney Institutional Investor as well as B2B publishers, charities and international brands. He is a visiting lecturer at City, University of London on the journalism MA courses.

Project Director at CityDog.by, Belarus

Principal Consultant, WAN-IFRA Consulting, Germany

Gregor Waller provides consulting services to international media businesses for developing their digital strategy and transforming their business models for the digital era. Before this, he worked for more than six years in various management functions for Germany's Axel Springer publishing corporation. Most recently, up to February 2011, as a member of the management team of the WELT group, Berliner Morgenpost, Hamburger Abendblatt, he was responsible for strategy & innovation and commercial management of the Zeitungsgruppe Hamburg. After testing a "prototype tablet" with his core newspaper readers – one year before the iPad – he focused on the topics of digital strategy, digital business models and paid content, bringing his experience in these areas to bear also in strategic group projects.

From 1998-2004 he worked for Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung GmbH in positions such as commercial manager for publishing houses Prestel and Xenos Verlag. Waller has a graduate degree in business administration from the University of Augsburg and an undergraduate degree in philosophy from the Munich School of Philosophy.

Managing Editor of the London Evening Standard & The Independent

Doug Wills is Managing Editor of the London Evening Standard and The Independent. His role involves working closely with all editorial executives and dealing daily with circulation, advertising and production directors co-ordinating the complex operation of producing daily newspapers and their editorial digital channels.

More than 900,000 copies of the Evening Standard are distributed every afternoon giving a daily readership in print and across its fast-expanding digital platforms of 11 million readers a month. 

The Evening Standard is recognised as setting the agenda in politics and business, as well as being first with major news and sports stories.  In early 2009 the Evening Standard was bought from Associated Newspapers by Alexander Lebedev.  The following year the Lebedev family purchased The Independent.  The i newspaper was launched by the group later that year and became widely regarded as an outstanding success having been launched when the sales of other national newspapers were and have continued to decline.  The ESI Media group has invested in digital platforms of The Independent which now have more than 75 million unique users.

Doug Wills began his career as a trainee reporter with Thomson Regional Newspapers.  He held a number of positions in the provincial press, including deputy editor, before moving to London in 1986 at the time Robert Maxwell was launching the short-lived London Daily News and the London newspaper market was as competitive as it is today.

Journalist. Speaker and Advisor digital media

Karlsten is a journalist, speaker and advisor on digital media. Considered one of Swedens most influential sociala media-experts, and is a sought after speaker, both on a local and international level for businesses in all branches.

Columnist in major newspaper Göteborgs-posten, and radio host on some of Swedens biggest radio shows. Winner of the ”Grand national radio award” and considered as Swedens most influential journalist on Twitter.

As a digital advisor he working regularly with some of the biggest brands in Sweden. The Swedish national football team is a frequent client, as is many other companies in the private sector.

Together with a client, Aftonbladet, he created an open investigation-model for journalism that led to several nominees at the Grand investigative journalism-awards. In 2012 he co-founded the now disused citizen journalism-project Ajour. 2014 juror of Digital media Asia awards. 2016 juror at ”Grand national radio award”, the MEG media award.

As a speaker he is sought after both nationally and internationally, speaking at many of the worlds biggest newspapers, as Hindustan Times in Dehli, Manorama Malayala in Kerala and VnExpress in Vietnam, and media houses in Singapore.

CEO & Young Audiences Consultant, Connections, France

As CEO of Aralynn A.A. McMane Connections, she helps news organizations and nonprofits that want to better reach, serve and build the loyalty of today’s youngest audiences, members of the  generation that came after millennials, and their influencers. Her work uses the tenets of professional newsgathering as a basis and focuses on an international framework.

Current clients include Ouest-France (France) and Community Media Forum Europe (Belgium) and NewseumED (USA). Also, she is involved in two pro bono projects: advising UNESCO's Global Alliance for Media and Information Literacy Partnerships and, as a board member, helping News Decoders-Nouvelles Découvertes, a not-for-profit based in Paris that offers a news service and global forum for young millennials and secondary school students to learn about international affairs and engage in a borderless conversation about important matters of the day.

Previously, she was executive director for youth engagement and news literacy at WAN-IFRA where she most recently completed the reportNews Literacy and News Publishers: 7 ways forward to help young audiences fight fake news and do much, much more. That 2017 report, commissioned by the American Press Institute,  gathers intelligence about a wide variety of smart practice in 40 countries, focusing on the generation younger than millennials. At WAN-IFRA, she helped news publishers and news associations determine how best to interact with young people and their influencers in ways that furthered both news businesses and democracy. She also ran WAN-IFRA's ground-breaking initial media development work in Africa and Europe.

She has been a reporter and editor at newspapers in the U.S. and France and a journalism educator and researcher in the U.S., France and Bulgaria. She served on the board of the European Journalism Centre, based in Maastricht, the Netherlands, and Brussels, Belgium. Among her favorite past jobs is stint as the light and sound technician for The Exotic Kaena at the Kon Tiki bar in Lake George, New York. Her degrees are from SUNY Albany (B.A.)  Syracuse University (M.A.) and Indiana University (Ph.D).

International media consultant, coach and trainer

Henrik Keith Hansen has worked with editorial leadership, management, strategy and organisational development primarily in public broadcasting for almost ten years at mid-management and top-management level at the Danish Broadcasting Corporation: Head of TV News, managing editor of the integrated TV, radio and on-line desks for Business, Politics and International Affairs, domestic editor of Radio News etc.

Altogether he has 20 years of experience from inside the media industry and 7.5 years as an independent management-, strategy- and digital media consultant.

He is part of the faculty of trainers at the European Broadcasting Union and their lead expert on integrated newsrooms and also a key figure in digital innovation and strategies. He has worked as a management consultant and trainer for a number of big international, national and regional European broadcasters, just as he has 7.5 years of experience from media development work primarily for International Media Support in The Middle East and North Africa, the Balkans and the former Soviet Union.

His leadership and management specialities are: Processes of creating and implementing visions and strategies, digital media trends, digital innovation and strategies, creating and leading the fully integrated newsroom, organizational development, change management, workflow and editorial procedures, editorial ethics.

Newsletters Editor, The Economist

Sunnie Huang is the newsletters editor at The Economist. Prior to this, she spent a year with the social media team to promote the newspaper's science and technology coverage. Before joining The Economist, she worked at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation for three years as a multimedia reporter, covering domestic and international news. Sunnie studied journalism at the University of Toronto and environmental economics at University College London.

Asian Digital Media Awards 2018