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The Faculty

All faculty members of the Journalistisches Seminar have an excellent professional background in the media. This guarantees that the training provided by the Seminar fulfils the standards required by the media. For example, Volker Wolff was the editor in chief of the business weekly Wirtschaftswoche before he was appointed as professor in Mainz. Karl N. Renner was a freelance author of documentaries and science magazines for the public broadcasting service Bayerischer Rundfunk.


Name and Academic Title


Research/Professional Background

Newspaper and Magazine Journalism

Volker Wolff,
Prof. Dr. rer. pol.


Media economics, business journalism, quality in journalism

 Sabine Kieslich, M.A.


 freelance newspaper
and magazine editor

Andrea Martens, M.A.

Adjunct Instructor

freelance newspaper
and magazine editor

Online Journalism

Bettina Blaß


freelance online editor

Radio Journalism

Birgit Schamari, Prof., Dipl.-Soz.

Honorary Professor

Former Department head at Hessischer Rundfunk radio

Roland Wellig, M.A.


Department head at SWR1 Südwestrundfunk Radio

TV Journalism

Karl N. Renner, Prof.
Dr. phil.


Techniques of representation in TV journalism, semiotics, narrativics

Katja Schupp, Dr. phil.

Adjunct Instructor

freelance author of TV documentaries

Jaques Kühl

Technical Assistant


Additional Lectures and Seminars

Axel Buchholz

Honorary Professor (radio journalism)

Former editor in chief of Saarländischer Rundfunk (Radio)

 Pia Heinemann,
Dr. phil., Dipl.-Biol.
 editor at WELT

Regina Oehler, Dr.rer.nat.

Instructor scientific journalism

Editor at Hessischer Rundfunk (radio)

Michael Fritzen,
Dr. phil.

Instructor (newspaper and magazine journalism)

Former Editor at Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (newspaper)

Klaus Viedebantt, Dr.phil.

Instructor (newspaper and magazine journalism)

Former Editor at Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (newspaper)

Administration, Internship Coordination, and General Introduction

Thomas Hartmann,
Dr. phil., M.A.


mass communication research