Hannes Grassegger

journalist and economist

Hannes Grassegger is a journalist and economist. His reporting focuses on how networked technology changes the way we live. His articles and in-depth essays have been published in The New Republic, ProPublica, The Guardian, VICE, Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin, Das Magazin (CH), ZEIT Magazin, NZZ am Sonntag, Spiegel Online and Financial Times Germany, amongst others. See for example his November 2017 article entitled Weaken from Within published in The New Republic.

He has served as a staff writer with Reportagen magazine, the leading literary long-form magazine in the German-speaking area. He is the author of Das Kapital bin ich (2014) about how we could make a living from our personal data instead of fearing surveillance.

His awards and scholarships include the following; Fellow at the Wilson Center Washington D.C. (2018), Helmut-Schmidt Preis (2017), Deutscher Journalistenpreis (2017), Hermann-Schulze-Delitzsch Preis (2017), Denkraum-Stipendium des Literaturhaus Zürich (2017), Zürcher Journalistenpreis (2016), Dr. Georg Schreiber Preis (2012), Kiwanis Landespreis (1999).

He holds a BA in economics from Humboldt University, Berlin and an MA from the University of Zürich.

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