Los Angeles

David Cohn

In the last decade, David Cohn has been at the forefront of innovation in journalism. During his career, he has worked on some of the first experiments in distributed reporting, social journalism, citizen journalism and structured journalism. In 2008, he created the first platform to crowdfund journalism. He was the Chief Content Officer of Circa, a startup redefining how news is consumed on the mobile phone and one of the first organizations to experiment with atomized news structures or “object oriented journalism.” Most recently he is an executive producer at AJ Plus, part of Al Jazeera’s research and development team, leading efforts to turn a broadcast organization into a digital operation. David Cohn has written for Wired, Seed, Columbia Journalism Review and The New York Times, among other publications.