Practical Talk

SAT 8.12., 18 – 18.45 h PRACTICAL TALK

“The Journalism of Crises”

The debates over guilt and debt have not only attracted media coverage in many countries, but have also been influenced and intensified by it. What role is played by journalism in times of economic and social crisis? Where does the responsibility of the media lie? How is the appropriate pressure applied to politicians and the financial markets – and how can the growing inability of politicians to address these issues be halted? The recursive impact of debt journalism is reflected upon in a “practice-based discussion.”

Ralph Bollmann is economics correspondent for the “Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung.”

Michael Freund, sociologist and publicist, is a journalist and columnist for the Vienna-based “Standard.”

Ulrike Herrmann, qualifi ed bank clerk, is economics correspondent for the “taz – die tageszeitung.”

Holger Zschäpitz is chief economics editor for the “Welt” and “Welt am Sonntag.”