Director, Critical Distance, Huizen, Netherlands
Jonathan Marks is a writer, broadcaster and researcher on a wide range of issues connected with the media. As Program Director at Radio Netherlands in the 1990s, he led the development of online and mobile storytelling on projects in Latin America, South Asia and Africa. Since starting his independent consultancy in 2003, Marks has worked on projects that examine emerging technology. His most recent study 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 organizers including TEDx, the World Bank, UNICEF 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.