jesper doub

Director News Partnerships, Facebook

Jesper Doub is the Director News Partnerships at Facebook. In this role he focuses on building relationships with journalists and publishers across Europe as they embrace digital change and seek new, sustainable business models.

Prior to joining Facebook, Jesper served as CEO, SPIEGEL ONLINE and SPIEGEL TV, as well as publishing director of SPIEGEL-Verlag, where he oversaw the introduction of paid content offering SPIEGEL plus, while growing SPIEGEL ONLINE to its largest ever audience and revenue.

Before joining SPIEGEL, he was CIO of the media group M. DuMont Schauberg and Managing Director of DuMont Systems, and has also held senior positions at the Bauer Media Group, and Axel Springer Verlag. Jesper studied industrial engineering at the Hamburg University of Technology.

Pia Kalsta

Katia Murmann

Chief Product Officer Blick Group,
Ringier Global Media Unit Member of the Executive Board Blick Group, Ringier Zurich

As Chief Product Officer, Katia Murmann is driving the expansion of the Product division within Blick Group as well as the Ringier Global Media Unit.

She builds bridges between newsroom, technology and data, and, as a co-founder of the initiatives Edit-a-thon (which aims to bring women's biographies to Wikipedia) and EqualVoice (which aims to increase the visibility of women in media coverage and give them an equal voice), she is committed to increase the equality of women in the media.

Matleena ylikoski

Doctoral researcher, University of Tampere

Media companies, news agencies, and editors are keen to say that they engage in “diverse journalism”. Diversity seems to be taken for granted as one of the criteria and ideals of high-quality news reporting. Yet, the research on the concept has been rare in Finland and internationally varied but very scattered. My Doctoral Research seeks an understanding of the concept of Diversity in Journalism and asks what type of measurement data do newsrooms need in order to enhance the source diversity of journalism, and how can natural language processing (NLP) technology help to improve such measurements.

As a part of research project we're developing a tool based on data analysis of media content to reveal which groups have their voices heard in the world of journalism. The tool called "The News Source Diversity Meter" is being developed in collaboration with The Finnish News Agency STT and other newsrooms, in a practical environment.

A further aim is to generate recommendations for enhancing content and source diversity in journalism from the perspective of different types of newsrooms. According to our vision, investing in the source diversity of journalism can enhance trust among various audiences in the accountability of journalism and the fact that journalism remains a significant platform for mutual public discourse.