Innovation for quality journalism
In recent years, I have co-founded two companies that stand for innovation in quality journalism. RiffReporter eG creates a new, cooperative infrastructure that allows freelance journalists to offer their work directly to the public on a shared publishing platform and sell it to editorial offices via a digital “marketplace”. RiffReporter helps journalists get booked for live formats and makes it possible to apply for grants together. I also co-founded the non-profit Riff freie Medien gGmbH, which promotes investigations, quality assurance and education in journalism in cooperation with foundations and with the help of donations. In doing so, I gained valuable experience in founding, fundraising, management and the nonprofit sector. With the RiffReporter team, I have received the Netzwende Award (2017), the Science Journalist of the Year Award (2017, with Tanja Krämer), the Grimme Online Award (2018) and the UmweltMedienpreis (2021).