About

Jan Zappner/re:publica

Jan Zappner/re:publica

reporter at the daily national newspaper Wiener Zeitung since 2011, covering education, feminism, human rights, digital journalism.

co-founder and co-host of Aufmacher – die Medienrunde – a monthly event in Vienna where we discuss media and journalism.

speaker at conferences like re:publica, International Journalism Festival Perugia, International Literary Journalism Conference.

journalism fellow at the Reuters Institute for Journalism in Oxford, fall term 2017. My research paper „Bigger is not always better: What we can learn about data journalism from small newsrooms“ can be downloaded here.

teacher at University of Applied Sciences  of WKW, Online Journalism, 2015 – 2016

international reporting (extract): Women rights and refugee camps in Uganda (Arua, Gulu, Pader, 2018), women and children health and safety in Kenya (Kisumu, 2017), US Correspondent for Wiener Zeitung and Monopol Magazine, covering the US elections and more (New York City, 2016), European Elections (Bucharest/Romania 2014). Effects of the crisis in the Ukraine (Chisinau/Moldova 2014), Protest movements in Cyprus (Nicosia, 2013). Education system in Sweden (Stockholm, 2012), Greek financial crisis (Thessaloniki, 2011).

work has appeared in: public radio Ö1 (culture, Hamburg-based public broadcast TV NDR magazine ZAPP (media), DER STANDARD (domestic politics), Salzburger Nachrichten (travel), Falter (local and city news/mobility), Austrian news agency APA (domestic politics), Niederösterreichische Nachrichten (local news), Jungle World (Austrian politics), der AugustinAn.schlägeMalmoeMissy Magazin (culture), ORF Online (society), KIWI TV, News Online.

education: Social journalism at the City University of New York (2016), TransAtlantic Storytelling at the University of Oregon (2015), Journalism colleg Kuratorium für Journalismusausbildung (2009/2010), Journalism and Communication Science at the University of Vienna, School of Journalism, M.A. Philosophy* (2006-2009); Information and Knowledge Management at University of Applied Science Burgenland, Eisenstadt, M.A. Social Sciences (2002-2006).

*My master thesis on the inequality of female and male humor protagonists in Austria’s media was rewarded by the Dr. Maria Schaumayer-Stiftung and Arbeiterkammer NÖ with their science awards. „Kein Platz für Schmähführerinnen – Eine qualitative Befragung österreichischer KarikaturistInnen, KolumnistInnen und FernsehkabarettistInnen“: A review by Pia Moik can be read here.