Curriculum Vitae

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                                                                     © David Michael Barnwell

Journalism is what I breathe. My Barbie had red hair and was called Jessica, just like the smart reporter from our local newspaper in Germany. So, I went to travel the world and realize my childhood dream.


ACADEMIC HISTORY
 
MASTER OF ARTS
ERASMUS MUNDUS MASTER “Journalism and Media within Globalisation: The European Perspective” (fixed programme)

09/2009 until 06/2010
Erasmus scholarship for Swansea University, Specialization "War & Conflict", Dissertation: "German Audience Response towards News about the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: The Composition of Compassion Fatigue and Co-Responsibility", Master of Arts overall award: Pass with Merit (German grade: 1,7)

05/2009
Certificate of Excellence for achievements at the transatlantic workshop on immigration at the Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism (University of California at Berkeley- click here for the scanned document

02/2009 until 06/2009
University of Amsterdam

08/2008 until 01/2009
Aarhus University & Journalisthojskole (Danish School of Journalism and Media)


BACHELOR OF ARTS

10/2004 until 07/2008
Studies in media sciences as well as social psychology and anthropology at Ruhr University Bochum, Germany, Bachelor of Arts overall award: Pass with Distinction (German grade: 1,2)

09/2006 until 07/2007
Erasmus scholarship for studies at Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain


LANGUAGE SKILLS

German: Native proficiency
English: Full professional proficiency
Spanish: Limited working proficiency
Latin: Proficiency  (7 years in school)


JOURNALISM EXPERIENCE

04/2015 until present: Senior Brand Editor
Cross-media: Content strategy, innovative storytelling, editing, writing and developing digital media concepts as well as coordinating with print magazines and their online and social platforms at the Burda Style Group of Hubert Burda Media. The editorial focus lies on ELLE, ELLE Decoration, InStyle and Haper's Bazaar as well as journalistic values in native advertising.

12/2014 until 04/2015: Senior Editor
Cross-media: Content strategy, innovative storytelling, editing, writing and developing digital media concepts (websites, blogs, apps, social) as well as coordinating with print outlets (magazines, books) at C3 Creative Code and Content by Hubert Burda Media and KircherBurkhardt, as well as representing the company and its digital media at events like tech and innovation conferences - based in Munich, Germany.
Past events: Lift Conference 2015 and Seed Stars World 2015 in Geneva (February 2015)

09/2012 until 12/2014: Editor
Cross-media: Content strategy, innovative storytelling, editing, writing and developing digital media concepts (websites, blogs, apps, social) as well as coordinating with print outlets (magazines, books) at C3 Creative Code and Content by Hubert Burda Media and KircherBurkhardt, as well as representing the company and its digital media at events like tech and innovation conferences - based in Munich, Germany.
Past events: Lift Conference 2015 and Seed Stars World 2015 in Geneva (February 2015)

01/2011 until present: Freelancer
Online & print media: Freelancer (feature articles) for e.g. The Kathmandu Post in Nepal,
OWNI.eu in France, ZEIT Online in Germany and Neue Zürcher Zeitung in Switzerland - 
research trip to Mongolia in September 2011 with journalists.network

07/2011 until 06/2013: Associate Editor
Online media: Two months of project based research (gathering German news sources) followed by associate editing for Newsmotion.org, a new global documentary style independent news organization using investigative reporting techniques along with scientific analysis of publicly available data to interpret the world in real time.

11/2011 until 08/2012: Junior Project Management Editorial
Online & print media: Ten months Junior Project Manager Editorial and Social Media at DLD Media (Hubert Burda Media), editing/writing (incl. live coverage) at Digital Life Design, a global conference on innovation, digital media, science and culture for crossover conversation - based in Munich, Germany

08/2010 until 01/2011: Staff Writer
Online media: Six months staff writer at Maltastar.com, a progressive news website in Malta, main area: arts & culture features and world news

07/2009 until 12/2009: Intern
Print media: Six months internship at the editorial department of the fashion magazine ELLE in New York City, USA (German correspondence)

04/2008 until 05/2008: Intern
Print media: Five weeks internship at the editorial department of the German movie magazine CINEMA in Hamburg, Germany

02/2006 until 08/2006: Intern
Print media: Six weeks internship at the editorial department of the wide-spread regional newspaper
WAZ (Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung) in Bochum, Germany, followed by freelance work

08/2004 until 02/2006: Intern
Print media: Six weeks internship at the editorial department of the regional newspaper Werra-Rundschau in Eschwege, Germany, followed by freelance work


OTHER EXPERIENCES

07/2004 until 08/2004: Intern
Language work: Five weeks internship at the German Institute of the Ramkhamhaeng University in
Bangkok, Thailand

08/2007 until 09/2007: Intern
Social work: Five weeks internship in the area of child psychology of the foundation ABEI (Amigos Benefactores de Enfermos Incurables) INFANTIL in Quito, Ecuador


INTERESTS

Ancient remains, fashion as our cultural inside-out art, mise-en-scènes, psychological spleens of politicians, (just the universe portrayed by its citizens), arts and culture features which tiptoe into the reader's mind

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