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Thursday, May 18 • 17:00 - 18:00
Town Hall Meeting: Building the Journalism We Need!

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Editors and publishers of some of the world’s leading news outlets will discuss with participants their visions for the future of journalism in a town-hall-style debate at Hamburg’s City Hall.

Moderators
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John Yearwood

President/CEO, Yearwood Media Group
John Yearwood is President and CEO of Yearwood Media Group, a global consulting and conference moderating firm. He is the former World Editor of the Miami Herald and former host of the Herald’s World Desk, which focuses on global issues and newsmakers. Yearwood’s department won numerous awards during his leadership, including two McClatchy Company... Read More →

Speakers
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Alexandra Borchardt

Managing Editor, Süddeutsche Zeitung (SZ)
Alexandra Borchardt is managing editor of Süddeutsche Zeitung (SZ), Germany’s leading quality daily. She is also editor of “Plan W”, an award winning quarterly magazine for women and business, which she launched in 2015. In July, she will join the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford as Director of Strategic Development. Borchardt has worked at SZ for 11 years, holding several positions in the politics and business sections. In her reporting, she focuses on democracy and the internet, the future of work and the gender debate. Before joining SZ, Borchardt worked in several functions for Financial Times Deutschland and the German news agency Deutsche Presse-Agentur. Profile photo... Read More →
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Klaus Brinkbäumer

Editor-in-Chief, Der Spiegel
Klaus Brinkbäumer is editor-in-chief of German weekly news magazine Der Spiegel. After studying at the University of California at Santa Barbara (USA), he began his journalistic career with the Abendzeitung in Munich and the Berliner Kurier. In 1993, he switched from the weekly Focus to Der Spiegel, where he first worked as an editor and then as a reporter for the sports, German, foreign and society desks. In 2007, he became Der... Read More →
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Joan Chirwa

Editor-in-Chief & CEO, The Mast
Joan Chirwa is editor-in-chief and CEO of the newly-established independent newspaper The Mast, founded late last year as the successor to The Post, which was placed under liquidation in November 2016 following years of official harassment over its critical reporting. Before taking on her current position, she served as managing editor of The Post, where she began as a correspondent and worked for 11 years, quickly rising through the ranks. After the closure of The... Read More →
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James Harding

Director, BBC News & Current Affairs, BBC News
James Harding joined the BBC as director of news and current affairs in August 2013. Prior to this appointment, he was editor of The Times from Dec. 2007 to Dec. 2012, having joined the newspaper in 2006 as business and city editor. He also worked at the Financial Times (FT) for several years, as Washington bureau chief from 2002-04 and before that as media editor. From 1996-99, he was a correspondent in China, where he opened the Shanghai bureau for the FT... Read More →
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Mukund Padmanabhan

Editor, The Hindu
Mukund Padmanabhan is editor of The Hindu, one of India’s largest English-language newspapers, which was founded in 1878. Earlier, he was editor of The Hindu BusinessLine, a business daily published by the same group.  After his studies in Chennai, Delhi and at the London School of Economics, he worked briefly as a lecturer at the University of Delhi before switching to journalism. Padmanabhan writes about politics, legal affairs and literature. He is an adjunct faculty of the Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines, where he teaches law and advanced writing to post-graduate... Read More →


Thursday May 18, 2017 17:00 - 18:00
Hamburg City Hall, Großer Festsaal

Attendees (16)