Florence Martin-Kessler

founder Live Magazine

Florence Martin-Kessler is the founder and CEO of Live Magazine, a journalism show in 6 countries and 17 cities in Europe, labelled Press Innovation of the Year by the 2015 Assises Internationales du Journalisme. Since its creation Live Magazine has reached an audience of 70 000 and produced special editions with the Financial Times, Le Monde, Le Temps and Les Echos as well as book publishers and major festivals such as les Rencontres de la Photographie d’Arles. Live Magazine's government-sponsored outreach and media literacy program trains teachers and vocational-schools students all over France. In 2019, she was listed amongst the Fifty who make Paris by the local newspaper Le Parisien.

She was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard in 2010-11 and sits on the boards of the CFJ (French Journalism School) and LASCAM, the French Author's Guild which manages 100 million euros of copyrights for journalists and nonfiction authors. She helped launch the newly-created Next Journalism Award and is a member of the jury of the Prix du Livre du Réel, the first narrative non-fiction prize in France.

She was awarded the title of Chevalière de l'ordre des Arts et des Lettres in December 2023 for services to journalism in France.

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