About Karin

KarinHeadshot_smallKarin is passionate about Journalism. Born and raised in Germany, educated in a school dedicated to producing global citizens, she is uniquely equipped to report about the world around us.  Her experience as a local reporter, a national television journalist and as a foreign correspondent, coupled with her love for people, technology and the art of telling a story, result in reporting  that always goes the extra mile. Her reputation: thorough, thoroughly organized and insightful.

Assistant Professor
 Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication
Owner Kompass Media Productions, LLC
Produce videos for Spiegel Online (from story development to research, filming, editing)
Write for Spiegel Online and Der Spiegel.
Producer and reporter – documentaries for DR (Danish Television), ZDF and NDR (ARD, German public television).

Correspondent SPIEGEL TV Magazin, Washington, DC
Researching, reporting, producing short and long form magazine pieces and documentaries
about social, science, economic and political topics. From human touch to hard news.
Works with camera crews or solo behind the camera.
1996 – 2019

Reporter SPIEGEL TV Magazin, Hamburg, Germany
General news and magazine reporter. Researched, produced, reported stories in Germany,
Europe and the U.S.
1991 – 1996

Researcher at DER SPIEGEL, Washington Bureau
1984 – 1988

Freelance Writer, German News, Washington, DC
Produced radio broadcasts and wrote news stories out of Washington, DC for a variety of
publications and stations.
October 1989 – January 1991

Intern at Taunus Zeitung, Frankfurter Neue Presse
Summer 1980

Research; Production; Filming (Sony 70D and EX1); Editing (Avid MC, FCX and Premiere Pro);

Writing (documentary scripts, news and feature stories);

Enjoy working with multi-platform news, feature storytelling and production in print,
online and broadcast.

Merrill College of Journalism, University of Maryland
Ph.D. (2019)

London School of Economics and Political Science
Political Theory
Master of Science (1987)

Georgetown University School of Foreign Service
Bachelor of Science (1984)

Frankfurt International School, Germany
High School Diploma and International Baccalaureate Diploma (1980)

Gold Medal New York Festivals for “Blackwater” 2009

Diplome de Nomination 49ème Festival de Télévision de Monte-Carlo for “Blackwater” 2009

Nomination Liberty Awards, Berlin Germany for “Death of a Soldier” 2011

Finalist NY Festivals for “Kill Team” 2012

Silver World Medal NY Festivals for “Homeland” 2014

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