2 July 2019

Maintain Attitude, Create Trust: Journalism in times of populism (in German)

Beginning 18  Ending 20:30

On 2 July, Dahrendorf Forum and ZDF organized a panel discussion at the University of Leipzig entitled “Maintain Attitude, Create Trust: Journalism in times of populism” (in German). The event presented the findings and results of three workshops of the series “Standing Firm in Times of Populism: journalism between attitude and independence” held at the Hertie School of Governance between November 2018 and June 2019.

Ahead of the state elections in Saxony, thee panelists, together with the audience, discussed six main theses from the workshops, including the need for local journalism, diversity, regional differences (e.g. between East- and West-Germany) and “fake news” on social media.


Prof. Dr. Patrick Donges, Institut für Kommunikations- und Medienwissenschaft, Universität Leipzig

Presentation of central theses

Prof. Dr. Andrea Römmele from the Hertie School of Governance and Dr. Peter Frey from the ZDF


Ine Dippmann, MDR und board member of the DJV Sachsen

Dr. Peter Frey

Prof. Dr. Andrea Römmele


Kristina Hammermann & Patrick Klapetz, journalism students from the University of Leipzig