Resumee

Professional life

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Journalism:

Freelance journalist, mainly researching, fixing and translating for foreign media, e.g. The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The Chicago Tribune, The New Yorker, Time Magazine, The Daily Telegraph, Public Broadcasting Service, as well as for book projects of US-American authors, e.g. Rick Atkinson, Steve Coll, David Maraniss, Fred Kempe, since 2012, earlier 2002 – 2009

News assistant / bureau manager at the Central Europe Bureau of The Washington Post in Berlin, contribution to the Germany coverage as a special correspondent: interviews, researches, monitoring of German media, story ideas and conceptualization, translation, interpretation, 1994 – 2002

Freelance radio journalist for the Berlin radio stations SFB and RIAS, 1988 – 1991

Researcher, fixer, translator for foreign media before, during and after the Fall of the Berlin Wall, 1989 – 1991

 

Public relations:

Communications specialist at inter 3 Institute for Resource Management, Public Relations & Knowledge Marketing, 05/2011 – 11/2011

Director of public relations at German Water Partnership e.V.,conceptualization and performance of the entire press and public relations, including the bilingual website and newsletters, articles nationally and internationally, 05/2009 – 12/2010

Assistant to the director & public relations of the International Institute for Environmental Policy Ecologic, responsible for the website, the bilingual newsletter, editing of all books and brochures of the institute, 07/2002 – 06/2003

 

Organization:

Europe representative of the non-profit organization Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting from Washington D.C., organizing presentations of journalistic projects supported by the Pulitzer Center at universities and high schools in Berlin, London and Paris, since 2012

Co-founder of the network FactFinders Berlin (freelance journalists, researchers, fixers, translators, photographers), 2007 (www.factfinders-berlin.com)

Coordinator of the international conference ‚Media Support and Development Communication in a World of Change’, planning and realization, 1993

 

Volunteering:

Member of the board of chairs of a non-profit association, 2002 – 2004

Member of a civil rights initiative, press relations, 2010

 

 

Education

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University studies:
Journalism, English and North American Studies at Free University Berlin, 1985 – 1993

University degree:  
M.A., master thesis in journalism, topic: ‘Media and development in the democratization process in Africa‘, based on an independent three months media research in Tanzania, 1992

Additional training:
Training as a content- and social-media-managerin (FCZB), 11/2014 – 05/2015

Languages:
German (native speaker)
English (excellent, written and spoken)
French (fluent)

 

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