From late May 2011 to mid-November 2012, I worked as a freelance journalist in the online newsroom of the daily regional German newspaper Hamburger Abendblatt. As a freelancer, I was a general assignment reporter and editor. Several days a month I helped as the managing editor of the online newsdesk. Other days, I was assigned to leading the politics or sports online desks.
I was also the responsible editor for live coverage of major sports and political events on a regular basis, i. e. national soccer games or elections. Together with my colleague Rebecca Kresse, I covered the U.S. presidential election night in November 2012. You can find our live news feed by following the link at the bottom of this introduction. I also provided an English translation.
At the Hamburger Abendblatt, we took advantage of the whole array of multimedia components online news coverage offers. We included photo galleries, videos and engaged our readers in discussions on social media platforms such as Facebook. We also regularly published opinion pieces featuring polls urging readers to express their personal opinions on current issues.
Here are the links to some stories and opinion pieces I wrote during my time at the Hamburger Abendblatt.
March 7, 2012: The web chases alleged war criminal Joseph Kony
March 7, 2012: Translation Kony 2012
June 20, 2012: TV Commentators English Translation
Nov. 7, 2012: 2012 Abendblatt U.S. Election Translation