International news channel Euronews has named Dorota Smaggia as chief product officer and appointed her as a member of the company’s executive board.
Smaggia, who joined Euronews in 2010, previously launched the social video platform Unruly in France and has also worked for news video aggregator Akamedia, music platform Jamendo, Medialive and XtraMusic.
“Euronews is a media outlet that is reinventing itself as a news hub, focusing on the user experience. Today’s audiences need to be part of the conversation: some listen, some talk, and others want to express their opinions and feelings. The strength of Euronews is its extremely factual positioning, which guarantees objectivity, based on the independence and diversity of the channel,” said Smaggia.
“The opportunity is stimulating, and everything is in place: the know-how of Euronews, the talent of its journalists and staff and the volume of multilingual production, combined with technology, enable us to anticipate the news reflexes of an era that demands precision and real-time availability.”
Michael Peters, CEO of Euronews, said: “I am delighted to welcome Dorota Smaggia, whose career has focused on the exploration of new sectors. Her aspiration to keep ahead of the trends in the distribution of content and services, through traditional channels and new media everywhere in the world, is a great asset for developing the product strategy of Euronews.”