Titus Plattner


Titus Plattner, Switzerland, is an investigative reporter and currently a JSK Fellow at Stanford University (2017-2018). Previously, he worked for the joint investigative team of two Sunday newspapers in the French and German parts of Switzerland, Le Matin Dimanche and SonntagsZeitung.Plattner was part of the Swiss team reporting on all ICIJ’s projects since Offshore Leaks in 2013.He is also a driving force behind the Tadam Project (Tamedia Data Mining), which allows the newspaper chain to manage huge amounts of unstructured data and encourages journalists within the company to share their information.Plattner is interested in corruption, security, arms deals, science, IT, surveillance, data journalism, road traffic regulation, fiscal policy, and the nuclear industry. He has a master's degree in political science and another in history.Plattner began his professional reporting career in 1999 on the newsmagazine L’Hebdo and later joined Le Matin Dimanche and then Le Temps as national political correspondent in Bern. Since 2013, he has been teaching investigative journalism at the Centre for Journalism Training and Media (CFJM) in Lausanne. Plattner is also co-founder and member of the board of the association Loitransparence.ch, which promotes the use of the Swiss equivalent of the Freedom of Information Act by journalists.