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Prof. Dr. Alexandra Borchardt

Journalist, Speaker, Lecturer & Consultant
u. a. Senior Research Associate am Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford

Alexandra Borchardt is a journalist, keynote speaker, lecturer and consultant, and Senior Research Associate at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford. She holds a visiting professorship in media change at the University of the Arts in Berlin and works as a coach for WAN-IFRA’s Table Stakes Europe program. She also directs the Digital Journalism Fellowship at Hamburg Media School. She is the author of “Mehr Wahrheit wagen – Warum die Demokratie einen starken Journalismus braucht” (“Dare More Truth – Why Democracy Needs Strong Journalism”) and “Mensch 4.0 – Frei bleiben in einer digitalen Welt” (“People 4.0 – Staying Free in a Digital World”). Previously, she worked for twelve years in management positions at the Sueddeutsche Zeitung, most recently as chief of staff. She is a member and rapporteur of the “Freedom of Expression and Digital Technologies” committee at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg and a member of the Committee for Editorial Independence at the Czech media group Economia.

At Reuters Institute, Alexandra Borchardt developed “Oxford Perspectives,” the executive education program for senior journalists and media managers. At SZ, she developed and was responsible for the magazine “Plan W – Frauen verändern Wirtschaft”, for which she was awarded the Ernst Schneider Prize together with Susanne Klingner. She holds an honorary professorship at the Chair of Strategy and Organization at the Technical University of Munich, where she teaches “Leadership and Strategy in the 21st century”. She is also a member of the permanent team of lecturers at the College of Engineering with the subject of digitalization and media.

She is the author of the polemic: “The Internet between dictatorship and anarchy: Ten theses on the democratization of the digital world” (Süddeutsche Zeitung Edition). Borchardt holds a Ph. D. in Political Science from Tulane University New Orleans and completed the Program for Management Development at IESE Business School Barcelona.