The Institute for Media Strategies, which provides expertise in digital transformation for the media industry, has appointed Larry Kilman as an Associate Director for Communications.
Mr Kilman is the former Secretary General of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), where he was known for his advocacy and support for strong, free and independent news media.
In addition to communication responsibilities, Mr Kilman will work with IFMS to support its work on quality journalism and media development.
“We are delighted to welcome Larry to our team, and happy to be working with him again,” said Dietmar Schantin, who founded the Institute for Media Strategies in 2012. “His long experience is a tremendous asset both to the Institute and the media industry as a whole.”
Larry Kilman said: “I’m honoured to be a joining an organisation that is doing so much to support news media in their transformation to digital, customer-centric organisations. The Institute has developed a well deserved reputation for strategies and practical expertise that have strengthened news media around the world. I’m looking forward to contributing to this work.”
The Institute for Media Strategies is an independent, international advisory and research organisation for the news media industry. The Institute advises publishers on the design and implementation of change programmes that encompass editorial and advertising content, product and platform strategy, organisation design, technology and tools, and more. It works in more than 20 countries.
Mr Kilman spent 18 years at WAN-IFRA and had previously worked as a journalist on three continents, primarily for The Associated Press, Agence France-Presse and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. He is also on the faculty of the American Graduate School in Paris. More details can be found at https://www.linkedin.com/in/kilman