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​Dirk von Gehlen

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Dirk von Gehlen is an author, journalist and head of the Social Media/Innovation department of the Süddeutsche Zeitung, where he developed the Longreads magazine Süddeutsche Zeitung Langstrecke. He studied communication sciences, politics and modern German literature.

Von Gehlen has accompanied media change for years on his blog, Twitter and is one of the crowdfunding pioneers in Germany. He has received several awards for his work, including the Axel Springer Prize. In 2011 he published the book "Mashup - Lob der Kopie" at Suhrkamp.


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