David Schraven

publisher CORRECTIV

David Schraven leads the non-profit investigative newsroom CORRECTIV as Publisher.

After spending time at taz and Süddeutsche Zeitung, he worked as a freelance journalist in the business and North Rhine-Westphalia departments of the Welt-group. While working as a guest journalist for Time Magazine, David was in New York on September 11th when the towers fell. He also founded the political blog Ruhrbarone. Between 2010 and 2014 David was in charge of the research department at the Content Desk of Funke-Mediengruppe (WAZ/NRZ/WR/WP).

David received the Wächterpreis der Tagespresse award for his investigation of the PFT-poison scandal at the Ruhr. He was awarded the Research Prize of the Swiss Wolfgang-Fichtner-Foundation for his work on fraud allegations against former state secretary Zülfiye Kaykin. His report on the German military’s Afghanistan mission Kriegszeiten (Wartimes) was nominated for the German Youth Literature Award. His graphic report on right-wing terrorism Weisse Wölfe was awarded the Deutscher Reporterpreis. For supervising the investigation into the downing of flight MH17 over Eastern Ukraine he was awarded the Grimme Online Award.

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