Henk van Ess

Henk van Ess

Independent web & new media consultant | Author | Social Media & Web training | Guest lecturer at European universities

Location
Amsterdam Area, Netherlands
Industry
Internet

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Henk van Ess's Overview

Current
  • Speaker / Host (social media / multi media / search) at Internet events
  • Freelance trainer at Axel Springer
  • Freelance Trainer Persgroep Campus at De Persgroep
  • Serious Multi & Social Media at University of Amsterdam
  • Story Telling on The Web, data journalism & crowd sourcing at Hamburg Media School
  • Chairman at VVOJ
  • Author at Pearson Education
  • Founder at European Centre for Computer Assisted Research
  • Multimedia in the newsroom at University of Amsterdam
  • Speaker and trainer at universities, companies and NGO's
  • Board member at www.vvoj.nl
  • Writer at IDG Netherlands
  • Owner at Searchbistro.com & Google News Tracker
  • Lecturer at Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • Writer at Computer Magazines (Self-employed)
  • Project manager at Voelspriet.nl
  • (Investigative) Reporter at Newsmedia
Past
  • Chairing "De Tegel Online Award" (Dutch Press Award) at NVJ
  • Internet consultant at companies in Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Canada. GB and US
  • Trainer at Expert Centre for Journalism
  • Gastdozent Multi Media, Social Media & Search at Henri-Nannen-Journalistenschule Hamburg
  • Owner at 3G Juice
  • juror and host for the day at Search Engine Strategies (SES) Amsterdam
  • CEO at MiFi Europe
  • Head lecturer Web@cademy at Algemeen Dagblad
  • De Journalist at NVJ
  • Team leader at The Long Tailers
  • Member of Think Tank at Nlnet Foundation
  • Founder of Caveyourtrolls.com at Voelspriet.nl
  • Contributor at Het Spinhuis
  • Contributor at Dirk Scherpenzeel Stichting
  • chef internet at AD Nieuwsmedia
  • Coordinator Internet News at Utrechts Nieuwsblad
  • head lecturer at Wegener
  • Wegener Medialab at Wegener Multimedia
  • Co teacher Wegener Medialab at Wegener Multimedia
  • Co teacher Wegener Medialab at Wegener Multimedia
  • Head internet & new media at Utrechts Nieuwsblad | Haagsche Courant BV
  • nieuwsdienst at GPD
  • writer at Sybex
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Henk van Ess' Summary

Dutch-born Henk van Ess (NL +31 337508747 ) is, according to The Economist, New York Times and CNBC, “a tech and web expert” specialised in new media and social media. Van Ess, Google Glass Explorer #34 (NL) is the guy for a workshop, a lively event or a guest lecture - as long as it has to do with internet or tech.

Henk loves to do guest lectures at universities. This year, he is a guest teacher at universities in Germany, Austria, The Netherlands and Belgium in social media, web research and multimedia. He does in company training for medialabs of De Persgroep (NL/B), Axel Springer Akademie (D) and VG (N) . Van Ess is also a radio co-host of a tech show. For PBS (US) and BBC (UK) he writes a monthly column about the practical use of internet.

He is deeply involved in the worldwide training of information specialists, multimedia & web editors. He is co-founder of the European Centre for Computer Assisted Research and is a regular speaker on social media & 'digital diggingʼ at international conferences. His latest books are "The best ideas of 2013", "Handboek Datajournalism" (Boom, 2012) and Google Code (Pearson, 2011 - Dutch, German and French edition).

Henk has a long track record of implementing internet projects for boards, management and employees via Medialabs. He has trained over 8000 professionals in the practical and critical use of the web, multimedia, social media, cross media and internet research. He has run workshops for the media in Europe, the US and Canada and does a lot of in company training and special events.

Van Ess is founder of "Inside Search" - a magazine about search and works for "VVOJ Medialab", "how to's" about new media. He chairs the VVOJ (Dutch–Flemish organisation for investigative journalists). As a hobby, he publishes websites about internet research. One of them was quoted on the official Google Blog under ʻWhat Weʼre Readingʼ.

Specialties

internet, cross media, social media, multimedia, internet search, internet consultancy, media labs, crowd sourcing, hosting tech events

Henk van Ess' Experience

Speaker / Host (social media / multi media / search)

Internet events

June 2012Present (1 year 11 months)

For seminars & internal events. Topics include: Social Media in your company: what to do, what not. Life Beyond Google, internet search trends, SEO trends, long tail theory, usabillity, marketing of websites, scoring in Google without being evil , 'CSI Internet', internet research, digital journalism and Web 2.0

Freelance trainer

Axel Springer

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; DE0005501357; Publishing industry

July 2012Present (1 year 10 months) Berlin

Training reporters from Bild and Die Welt

Freelance Trainer Persgroep Campus

De Persgroep

Privately Held; 501-1000 employees; Newspapers industry

January 2012Present (2 years 4 months) Bruxelles

Ambitious educational program for employees of Dutch and Belgian media. I teach data journalism, serious social media and various internet research courses

Serious Multi & Social Media

University of Amsterdam

Educational Institution; 1001-5000 employees; Research industry

April 2010Present (4 years 1 month)

Lecturer Digital Journalism
Lecturer Internet Research
Lecturer Multimedia

Story Telling on The Web, data journalism & crowd sourcing

Hamburg Media School

Media Production industry

January 2011Present (3 years 4 months) Hamburg Area, Germany

The Hamburg Media School offers master courses in Media Management, Journalism, and Film at the highest professional level.

Chairman

VVOJ

Nonprofit; 501-1000 employees; Media Production industry

January 2009Present (5 years 4 months)

Flemish-Dutch association of investigative journalists

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; PSO; Publishing industry

December 2009Present (4 years 5 months)

Writer Google Code, see www.googlecode.nl

Founder

European Centre for Computer Assisted Research

April 2009Present (5 years 1 month)

The European Centre for Computer Assisted Research brings smart information technology into the newsroom. Founded in Brussels, with Danish, Belgian an Dutch participants.

Multimedia in the newsroom

University of Amsterdam

Educational Institution; 1001-5000 employees; Research industry

February 2009Present (5 years 3 months)

Speaker and trainer

universities, companies and NGO's

January 2009Present (5 years 4 months)

For seminars & internal events. Host of the day - Life Beyond Google: web intelligence & internet research, multimedia training, SEO trends, usability, long tail theory, Medialabs, 'CSI Internet', internet research, digital journalism and Web 2.0

Board member

www.vvoj.nl

January 2000Present (14 years 4 months)

Board member of Dutch-Flemish association of investigative journalists, responsible for training and education of Dutch and Belgian reporters

Privately Held; 10,001+ employees; Publishing industry

2003Present (11 years)

Owner

Searchbistro.com & Google News Tracker

January 2002Present (12 years 4 months)

Educational Institution; 1001-5000 employees; Higher Education industry

January 2002Present (12 years 4 months)

Courses for post doctorate and masters: digital journalism and internet research

Writer

Computer Magazines (Self-employed)

November 2000Present (13 years 6 months)

Writer for magazines and news papers about internet, web 2.0 , tech stuff, gadgets and search. Clients include Computer Totaal (biggest computer magazine in The Netherlands) , Tips & Trucs, Intermediar and others.

Project manager

Voelspriet.nl

January 1999Present (15 years 4 months)

Internet projects for European newspapers, mostly serious gaming (by making people interested in the 'boring' stories), utilities for better search and implementation of RSS

(Investigative) Reporter

Newsmedia

January 1990Present (24 years 4 months)

Wegener, GPD, AD Nieuwsmedia and many others (freelance since 2007)

Government Agency; 1-10 employees; Publishing industry

January 2012December 2013 (2 years) The Hague Area, Netherlands

Independent advisor in social media & co-author book data journalism

With Ulf Groener: "Serious Social Media"

ARD ZDF Academy

Nonprofit; 51-200 employees; Broadcast Media industry

February 2011June 2013 (2 years 5 months) Hannover, Berlin, Hamburg

Education Management industry

October 2012April 2013 (7 months)

Chairing "De Tegel Online Award" (Dutch Press Award)

NVJ

February 2009October 2011 (2 years 9 months)

Internet consultant

companies in Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Canada. GB and US

November 2009January 2011 (1 year 3 months)

Internet consultant and trainer for European radio, television and news papers, especially social media, multi media, internet research and digital journalism.

Trainer

Expert Centre for Journalism

November 2009January 2011 (1 year 3 months)

Gastdozent Multi Media, Social Media & Search

Henri-Nannen-Journalistenschule Hamburg

Nonprofit; 1-10 employees; Media Production industry

May 2009January 2011 (1 year 9 months)

Die Schule hat viele namhafte Journalisten hervorgebracht, wie etwa Mathias Müller von Blumencron (SPIEGEL-Chefredakteur), Peter-Matthias Gaede (GEO-Chefredakteur), Christoph Keese (Welt am Sonntag-Chefredakteur), Cordt Schnibben (SPIEGEL-Ressortleiter Gesellschaft), Matthias Naß (stellvertretender Zeit-Chefredakteur), Ildikó von Kürthy (Schriftstellerin), Peter Kloeppel (RTL-Chefredakteur), Gabriele Fischer (brandeins-Gründerin), Raphaela von Bredow (SPIEGEL-Ressortleiterin Deutsche Politik), Stefan Cornelius (Außenpolitikchef der Süddeutschen Zeitung und Lisa Ortgies (kurzzeitige Emma-Chefredakteurin und Fernseh-Moderatorin).

Owner

3G Juice

July 2008January 2011 (2 years 7 months)

Company that supplies special iPhone 3G batteries, so you can use HDSPA as much as you want.

juror and host for the day

Search Engine Strategies (SES) Amsterdam

February 2009January 2010 (1 year)

CEO

MiFi Europe

January 2009January 2010 (1 year 1 month)

Startup around the MiFi and EyeFi.

Head lecturer Web@cademy

Algemeen Dagblad

September 2007January 2010 (2 years 5 months)

Ambitious program to educate over 500 reporters of AD Nieuwsmedia, second paper in The Netherlands, in the latest internet tricks & tips.
Program: 'So why Google?' , 'Life beyond Google' , 'Find the perfect question', CSI Internet, finding secrets, finding persons, finding things faster and the Digital Toolkit (Kindle, Irex, Docupen, Iris and more gadgets that make information professionals happy)

De Journalist

NVJ

April 2006April 2009 (3 years 1 month)

Columnist 'De Journalist', bi-weekly, 'Itech/Web' about hardware, software and websites that can make the live of information professionals easier.

Team leader

The Long Tailers

January 2008January 2009 (1 year 1 month)

Sixteen young scientists are submitted to the The Long Tail experiment of the University of Amsterdam, called a ' fun idea' by Chris Anderson, the author of The Long Tail. Check it now: http://www.thelongtailers.com

One year long experiment to test the theory that if you have a niche of a niche of a niche, you will have the highest attention, but low numbers of visitors. All sites will have an Adsense account (Google). Do small, but interested audiences click more on ads then those who search for more broader themes?

The topics include:

* vibrant Icelandic electronic music scene.
* bread with chocolate sprinkles.
* the pirate of Lipari.
* boardercross racing
* international kibboetsj children
* and more!

Member of Think Tank

Nlnet Foundation

Public Company; 1-10 employees; Internet industry

January 2008January 2009 (1 year 1 month)

Member of think tank that proposes new open source software, check out http://www.nlnet.nl/. Nlnet is a Dutch charitative venture capitalist who funded nice projects for the web community, see http://nlnet.nl/project/current.html

Founder of Caveyourtrolls.com

Voelspriet.nl

August 2007January 2009 (1 year 6 months)

Plug-ins for forum software to get rid of trolls. "As long there are people on this planet, a small percentage will do anything to get attention. Give annoying posters what they need the most: attention. Don't kill trolls, but feed them." Read more on http://www.caveyourtrolls.com

Contributor

Het Spinhuis

March 2007January 2008 (11 months)

Summary of 'Journalistiek en Internet' Onderzoek 2002-2007, see http://www.internetjournalist.nl/onderzoek/pivot/entry.php?id=40 for Dutch summary and English, http://www.internetjournalist.nl/onderzoek/film/ (click English).

Contributor

Dirk Scherpenzeel Stichting

September 2006January 2007 (5 months)

Contributor to the book "Forgotten Stories', see for lecture http://www.mediamatic.net/artefact-26095-nl.html and http://www.onfile.eu/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=785&Itemid=27

chef internet

AD Nieuwsmedia

Privately Held; 501-1000 employees; Newspapers industry

20052006 (1 year)

Coordinator Internet News

Utrechts Nieuwsblad

September 2000September 2005 (5 years 1 month)

head lecturer

Wegener

Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; WEG; Publishing industry

January 2000August 2005 (5 years 8 months)

Wegener Medialab

Wegener Multimedia

Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; WEG; Publishing industry

January 2001January 2004 (3 years 1 month)

Co teacher Wegener Medialab

Wegener Multimedia

Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; WEG; Publishing industry

20012003 (2 years)

Co teacher Wegener Medialab

Wegener Multimedia

Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; WEG; Publishing industry

20012003 (2 years)

Head internet & new media

Utrechts Nieuwsblad | Haagsche Courant BV

19992001 (2 years)

nieuwsdienst

GPD

19951996 (1 year)

writer

Sybex

January 1993January 1995 (2 years 1 month)

Handboek PC communicatie, see http://worldcat.org/oclc/66229731&referer=brief_results

Het nieuwe handboek PC communicatie, see http://worldcat.org/oclc/69426047&referer=brief_results

Internet volgens Bartjens, see http://worldcat.org/oclc/69214182&referer=brief_results

Henk van Ess' Projects

  • VVOJ Medialab for reporters

    • November 2011 to Present

    Producing and editing text, audio and video for an online academy for media professionals

  • Editor Handboek Datajournalistiek

    • February 2011 to May 2011

    Voor Handboek Datajournalistiek, dat werd samengesteld door Henk van Ess en Hille van der Kaa, werkte ik een Engelstalige video-interview met New York Times-journalist Andrew Lehren uit tot materiaal voor de verschillende hoofdstukken van het boek. Daarnaast schreef ik een portret van Lehren en vertaalde / bewerkte ik tien Engelstalige portretjes van datajournalisten.

Henk van Ess' Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Volunteer Experience

    • Chairman

      VVOJ
      • Education
      January 2000 present (14 years 4 months)

      Promoting smart use of information technology for reporters

Henk van Ess' Skills & Expertise

  1. Serious social media
  2. Internet Research
  3. Social Media
  4. Crowdsourcing
  5. New Media
  6. Journalism
  7. SEO
  8. Publishing
  9. Editing
  10. Social Networking
  11. datajournalism
  12. Multimedia
  13. Online Research
  14. Blogging
  15. Public Relations
  16. Magazines
  17. Entrepreneurship
  18. Storytelling
  19. Research
  20. Online Publishing
  21. Start-ups
  22. Facebook
  23. Web 2.0
  24. Interviews
  25. Newspapers
  26. Content Management
  27. Web Marketing
  28. Online Marketing
  29. Marketing
  30. Publications
  31. Television
  32. Copywriting
  33. WordPress
  34. Digital Media
  35. Social Media Marketing
  36. Corporate Communications
  37. Strategic Communications
  38. CMS
  39. Content Strategy

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Henk van Ess' Publications

  • Da Google Code (FR) - Die Google Code (D) - De Google Code (NL)

    • Pearson Education
    • November 12, 2010
    Authors: Henk van Ess

    Exciting new method to find stuff on the web. Check also http://www.amazon.de/Google-Code-Das-Geheimnis-besten-Suchergebnisse/dp/382733036X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1289585618&sr=8-1 and www.googlecode.nl

  • Handboek Datajournalistiek

    • BOOM
    • November 18, 2011
    Authors: Henk van Ess

    Practical guide for data journalists

Henk van Ess' Education

Bachelor Journalism

new media

Hogeschool van Utrecht

Post doctoral, Economics

Multimedia

Social Media

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