Philippe Couve is a freelance journalist, webjournalism teacher, multimedia trainer and digital strategist with more than two decades of experience with RFI (French international public radio), Rue89 (first independent news website in France, now part of Nouvel Observateur group), OWNI (ONA award 2010 and 2011 for General Excellence in Online Journalism) and Newsring (first french news website focused on online debates).
He has been a digital journalist since 1997 with experience in radio, print and the web. As a journalist, he uses blogs, social networks, Web 2.0 tools and mobile technology to break news, to engage with audiences and tell the story behind the headlines in multiple media and on multiple platforms.
In 2010, Philippe Couve has founded Samsa.fr, a consulting agency, and ran several missions on editorial strategy issues for medias such as Le Monde and Courrier international. Since 2006, he teaches webjournalism in the leading journalism schools in France (Centre de formation des journalistes [Paris], École supérieure de journalisme [Lille], Université de Metz, École de journalisme de Sciences Po [Paris]).
Philippe Couve focuses on evaluating and adapting digital innovations and frequently speaks at conferences and seminars.
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