Ezra Eeman has been appointed to the new role of head of digital at the European Broadcasting Union (EBU).
In this position he will work closely 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.
Eeman has joined the EBU from the 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 that acts as a showcase for young talent encouraging collaboration with public service media.
Previously, he 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.
In addition, he founded Journalism Tools, where 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.