Who is Eric Scherer?

Director of Future Media

France Télévisions

Eric Scherer was Director of Strategy for Agence France-Presse before becoming Director of Future Media at France Televisions. For 25 years he has spent his career working for AFP, Reuters and AFX News in a wide range of functions spanning journalism, management, and business development, professor in strategy and new media, evangelist of the Internet in locations across the globe including Japan, North America and the UK.

He blogs at meta-media.fr about his favourite subject: all aspects of the digital revolution and how media industries should adapt and surf the accelerating pace of change. He teaches Entrepreneurial Journalism, is a regular speaker at conferences in Europe, and is the author of a glossary La Révolution Numérique: Glossaire (Dalloz 2009) and an essay « A-t-on encore besoin des journalistes ? – Manifeste pour un journalisme augmenté» (PUF 2011).

He is also vice president of GESTE (biggest French online editors organization), director at the Aix-Marseille School of Journalism and jury member for the Awards from the biggest American association of online media called ONA.