What is the journalist role in the facebook & snapchat era? In the post-truth era? How to fight fake news?
Corine Lesnes started her career as a journalist in Paris. She joined Le Monde in 1986. Then became a correspondent in Washington for 8 years, in New York for 4 years and is in California since 2014. She wrote several books on the United States, including one on Obama's mandate. She became the first woman head of the Washington office and the first Le Monde journalist to create a blog (in 2004!). Since then she has been following all the digital evolution of media.
Ben Werdmuller, Matter (Media startup VC), Director of Investments (San Francisco)
Ben is an entrepreneur and software engineer who specializes in building social apps for the web. He has a passion for open source development and respectful social technology. In 2014, he co-founded the social learning tool Known, which was part of Matter’s third accelerator program. Prior to that, he was a co-founder of Elgg, an open source social networking platform whose users included Harvard and Stanford Universities, NASA, and The World Bank. He was also CTO at Latakoo, an enterprise video software solution used by media organizations including NBC News. Before joining Matter, he worked on the technical team at Medium.
7.30 - 8.30 pm: Wine & Cheese networking
About L'Atelier BNP Paribas
L'Atelier BNP Paribas is established in three major geographical areas that are key for innovation – the United States, China and Europe – so as to spot trends and opportunities and advise and support companies. The tracking unit provides its services through four channels: the Media section shares the results of L’AtelierBNP Paribas’ monitoring work via the website, partnerships & column with other media and on the social media; the Events service organises dialogue and information exchange around current innovation topics; Digital Strategy Advisory helps to put identified innovations into context for companies and specific professions; and last but not least L'Atelier Lab brings innovative entrepreneurs into contact with major corporations so that they can work together to invent and design new digital products and services.
Event organized in partnership with FrenchTech SF
The official online hub of the FrenchTech ecosystem in San Francisco.