December 09 2020

The German Professor and global media expert Alexandra Borchardt is appointed to the board of the Constructive Foundation joining Peter Westergaard, Chairman of the Board, Connie Hedegaard, Chairman of the Board at Berlingske Media, Jean-Philip De Tender, Media Director at EBU, Jimmy Maymann, Chairman of the Board at TV2 DenmarkKirsten Jensen, Head of Office of Business Collaboration at Aarhus University, Anne Lagercrantz, Head of News and Sports, SVT.

Professor Alexandra Borchardt. Click image to read more about the Constructive Foundation Board

Alexandra Borchardt is a senior journalist, journalism and leadership professor, media consultant and Senior Research Associate at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford. She supports local and regional newsrooms with digital transformation as a coach for Wan-Ifra’s Table Stakes Europe project and co-leads both, the Master Programme Culture Journalism at University of the Arts in Berlin and the Digital Journalism Fellowship at Hamburg Media School. She serves as an expert and rapporteur on the Council of Europe Committee on Freedom of Expression and Digital Technologies and was Vice Chair on the Expert Committee on Quality Journalism in the Digital Age. She is also a member of the Committee for Editorial Independence at Czech publishing house Economia.

As a Director of Leadership Programmes at the Reuters Institute in Oxford she developed and led on the seminar series “Oxford Perspectives”, targeting senior journalists, editors and media managers. Prior to this she was managing editor of Süddeutsche Zeitung (SZ), Germany’s leading quality daily. Alexandra Borchardt holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from Tulane University, New Orleans (1994).

The Constructive Foundation Board

To ensure independence of the institute it has been established as a foundation with a board and advisory board composed of journalists, media professionals, experienced former politicians and academics. The board oversees the strategic development of the institute and ensures the effective use of financial resources.

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