Jochen Wegner erhält scoop Award 2018 © scoopcamp

scoop award 2018 for Jochen Wegner

Jochen Wegner, Editor-in-chief of ZEIT Online, scoops scoop award on tenth anniversary

Jochen Wegner, Editor-in-Chief of ZEIT Online, is to receive the scoopcamp award on September 28, 2018 in Hamburg’s Speicherstadt. Organised by, Deutsche-Presse Agentur dpa in co-operation with Google News Lab, mh:n digital GmbH and Zeit Online, the conference is celebrating it’s tenth anniversary this year.

Journalistic work

Wegner is considered one of the main drivers of digitalisation in Germany’s mediascape in his capacity as director of the digital department at ZEIT Online with responsibility for marketing the platform. In the wake of Brexit and Donald Trump’s election as U.S. president, Wegner called for a debate about democracy at the “Z2X” festival for young adults and at the “Deutschland spricht“ (Germany talks) event.

Forum for debates

Dr. Carsten Brosda, Senator for Culture and Media, said: “Journalism repeatedly faces big social, economic and technical challenges. The discussion about how journalism can develop in the digital future is extremely important for our democracy. We are opening up the ideal forum for these debates with scoopcamp”. The scoop Award is presented to media entrepreneurs who combine journalistic business models with digital technologies in an innovative way.

Life phases

During the conference, Wegner will outline his work as editor-in-chief and share his experiences with scoop camp delegates. Previously, he worked at taz, GEO, SPIEGEL and WDR before becoming deputy manager at Focus with responsibility for the “Research & Technology“ section. In 2006, several editorials landed him the position of editor-in-chief and in 2009 that of manager at Tomorrow Focus Media. In 2016, Medium Magazin voted Wegner “Editor-in-Chief of the Year”.

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