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EBU welcomes new Head of Digital

06 February 2017
EBU welcomes new Head of Digital

The EBU is pleased to announce Ezra Eeman has joined the organisation in a brand new role – Head of Digital for the Media department.

In this position Eeman will work closely together with EBU Members who have a digital first strategy and with key digital actors in the industry to exchange experience and to inspire other members. He will be responsible for leading the digital shift and for all initiatives undertaken by the digital unit as well as for steering change and innovation throughout the Media Department and EBU in general.

Ezra Eeman comes to the EBU from Flemish Member VRT where he was head of VRT Start-Up, a digital innovation lab founded in mid-2013 to figure out new digital concepts and formats. He was also responsible for Open VRT, an online community for creatives in Flanders, from bloggers to media artists & photographers which acts as a showcase for young talent encouraging collaboration with Public Service Media.

Previously, Eeman worked as a journalist and documentary filmmaker at both VRT and the commercial broadcaster in Flanders, where he was also head of current affairs programmes.

Furthermore, as the founder of Journalism Tools he was active as an independent strategic consultant on digital trends & tools for newsrooms; leading workshops and brainstorm sessions across Europe to inspire new digital newsroom workflows, structures and culture.

In 2012, Ezra Eeman received a Fulbright scholarship to investigate the changing media landscape at the City University of New York. There he specialized in the latest technologies, platforms and business models.


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