Mark Little is an entrepreneur, journalist and Trinity College graduate. He spent 20 years in broadcast news, as a reporter and presenter for RTÉ. He was the station’s first Washington Correspondent. In 2001, he won the Irish TV Journalist of the Year award for his reporting from Afghanistan. He was also anchor of the current affairs programme Prime Time, and wrote three books about US and world affairs. In 2010, he founded the world’s first social news agency Storyful, which was eventually sold to News Corp. He worked for Twitter, as Vice President for Media in Europe and Managing Director of its International Headquarters. In 2017, he co-founded Kinzen, which combines editorial skills and artificial intelligence to protect online conversations and communities. Mark also served on the Future of Media Commission, established by the Irish government in 2020 to provide a strategy for the future of public media in Ireland.
As the inaugural Schuler Democracy Forum Media Fellow, Mark is working on a collaborative project which seeks to bring together his experience as a practitioner with the insights of the Arts and Humanities to advance a new understanding of role of media in a tech-enabled democracy.
Mark looked back on three decades of media disruption and established the optimist's case for a new era of purpose-driven journalism at the Schuler Forum Launch event in September 2021. Listen to his talk, 'Media for Humanity - a brief history of the future of journalism', here and read about the Launch of the Schuler Democracy Forum here.