Jonathan Marks

Jonathan Marks is a writer, broadcaster and researcher on a wide range of issues connected with the media. As Programme Director at Radio Netherlands in the 1990’s, he lead the development of on-line and mobile story-telling on projects in Latin America, South Asia and Africa. Since starting his independent consultancy in 2003, Jonathan has done several projects that mix emerging technology with digital storytelling. His most recent study has looked at how second screens are being integrated into traditional media and how scientific stories are being shared with younger audiences. He has advised several event organisers including TEDx, the WorldBank, Startup Bootcamp, as well as public broadcasters such as BBC, VRT, ARD and ORF. He believes that more money needs to be invested in content creation and curation and less on fragmented distribution. He is concerned that many European countries confuse public media with government media.