Titus Plattner

Switzerland
Member

Titus Plattner, Switzerland,  is the vice-chair of ICIJ's Network Committee and currently works for the investigative unit of Tamedia.

Tamedia owns several newspapers, including Tages-Anzeiger, and Tribune de Genève. Plattner works also as a senior innovation project manager for the newsgroup.

In 2017-2018, he was a JSK Fellow at Stanford University where he focused on the use of technology for better journalism. Plattner was part of the Swiss team reporting on all of ICIJ’s projects since Offshore Leaks in 2013.

He is 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. He is also a graduate of the Summer Investigative Reporting Course at the University of Columbia, in New York Plattner began his professional reporting career in 1999 on the newsmagazine L’Hebdo and later joined Le Matin Dimanche and then Le Temps as a 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-chairman of the board of the association Loitransparence.ch, which promotes the use of the Swiss equivalent of the Freedom of Information Act by journalists.