Corinna Emundts // Political journalist

corinna emundts


Corinna Emundts is a political journalist, based in Berlin. Since 2008 she runs the Berlin office of – the website of the German news channel of the public broadcasting network ARD (includes english news) – as responsible coordinator online and correspondent.

She received her master's degree in political sciences, political sociology and mass communication at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich in 1996, combined with an editor's diploma from the Deutsche Journalistenschule (German School of Journalism). During her studies Corinna worked from 1992-1996 as a freelance writer for die tageszeitung, Der Spiegel, and DIE ZEIT et al. In 1995, Corinna was awarded with the Theodor-Wolff-Preis, one of the most important national journalism awards.

In 1998 she was nominated as one of the top ten journalists of the Axel-Springer-Preis for Young Journalists and in 2006 as "online-journalist of the year 2005".

From 2001 to 2004 she served as staff political correspondent in the parliament's office, Frankfurter Rundschau, Berlin, covering national politics. 2005-2008 Corinna Emundts served as a freelance political correspondent, first affiliated with the Parliament's office of Frankfurter Rundschau. In 2005 she opened her own office in the heart of political journalism - the building of the Bundespressekonferenz, founded in 1949 by press correspondents of parliament.

During the national election campaign in 2005 she had her own daily political column called "E-mail aus Berlin" on the website of the German national weekly DIE ZEIT, which turned into a weekly column in 2006. She published also in different weekly newspapers and magazines with a national circulation (Cicero, DIE ZEIT, FAZ am Sonntag, Das Parlament) and contributing regularly to Newsweek International and the Atlantic Times. She also wrote and produced political commentaries for the German national public radio Deutschlandradio/Deutschlandfunk.

She came to Berlin as political staff correspondent at the Frankfurter Rundschau Berlin bureau after working as a political editor for the national weekly Die Woche in 1999/2000 in Hamburg. She started her career in Munich in 1996 as magazine-editor (SZ-Magazin) and 1998 as national reporter (Die Seite Drei) at the Süddeutsche Zeitung.

2002-2008 she teached post-graduate students in political journalism at the Berliner Journalistenschule (BJS). Corinna Emundts regularly visits the United States, including a trip in 1996, when she spent ten weeks as a freelance reporter in New York. In 2004 she worked with a fellowship two months at the Newsweek International office, New York. 2007 German-American journalist program in Washington/New York.