I just had a quick chat with Dan, working on big data analytics especially in the media context (radio, TV shows recommendations). Dan is a researcher at the NoTube EU project ending soon.
Dan is now heading a new initiative for a project proposal to the Knight Foundation. The basic idea is getting resources to connect not-so-technical domain experts
(e.g. journalists, analysts) with the new big data platforms that are
coming along. You can read some more about his proposal here.
Anyway we would love to help such an important project that bring big data analytics for larger audience! Contact Dan if you like to help promote those ideas.