The Journalismusfest Innsbruck – Internationale Tage der Information has a history. Its roots are in Ferrara. In the bicycle city in the Po Valley, the Italian weekly magazine Internazionale has been organizing a festival that is accessible to everyone since 2007 with journalists from all over the world and other knowledgeable mediators of information.
A few years ago in Ferrara the idea of founding a similar festival in Innsbruck arose. The exchange with those responsible for the Ferrara Festival and with the editors of the weekly magazine was always open and supportive. Without Internazionale a Ferrara, Journalismusfest Innsbruck would not exist. The International Days of Information in Innsbruck are supported by a non-profit association, the name of which should also be a self-chosen mandate: Innsbruck Journalism Festival – Association for the Strengthening of Quality Journalism, Freedom of Information and Democracy.
Journalismusfest Innsbruck took place for the first time in May 2022.
It was founded by Benedikt Sauer and Markus Schennach.
Management, Program Benedikt Sauer, from Bolzano, studied literature in Innsbruck and Urbino, lives in Innsbruck as a journalist and publicist, has been Austria’s correspondent for Rai Südtirol for many years. Worked for the Standard and as a columnist of the Tiroler Tageszeitung. Teaches media communication at the University of Innsbruck.
Program, Public Relations Veronika Vogel, from Berlin, lives in Vorarlberg and works in Innsbruck. Studied Middle East politics in Munich, Istanbul and London, has extensive project experience in the education and media sectors. Before the Journalism Festival she was part of the organizing team of the taz Panter Prize at the taz Panter Foundation.
Organization Steffen Kanduth, from Aigen im Ennstal, lives in Hall in Tyrol and is a trained tourism businessman who has been working in the Tyrolean media scene for almost 20 years – among others for the street newspaper 20er, the daily newspaper Die Presse and the PR agency pro.media Kommunikation. Today, he prefers to write about bicycle mobility with a focus on mountain biking in print and digital media, such as Süddeutsche Zeitung, Der Standard and various specialized magazines.
Finances Wilfried Hanser, from Vorarlberg, studied history, philosophy, psychology and educational science in Innsbruck, training in supervision, coaching, organizational development; long-time managing director of the socio-economic enterprise Ho&Ruck in Innsbruck; organizational consulting and development.
Media relations, festival headquarters Anna Praxmarer studied Comparative Literature in Innsbruck and Ireland. In addition to her work in the field of public relations for an NGO in Innsbruck, she works as a freelance journalist.
Verein zur Stärkung von Qualitätsjournalismus, der Informationsfreiheit und der Demokratie
Always informed. Always up to date. Journalismusfest Innsbruck can also be found on Instagram and Twitter.
A weekend with a view: Debates, talks, readings, films, exhibitions and audio features
We look forward to journalists, scientists and NGOs from different regions of the world.
The festival venues are in the center of Innsbruck. They can be easily reached on foot.