Prof. Alexandra Borchardt, Ph.D, is a senior journalist, journalism and leadership professor, media consultant and Senior Research Associate at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford. She supports local and regional newsrooms with digital transformation as a coach for Wan-Ifra’s Table Stakes Europe project and co-leads both, the Master Programme Culture Journalism at University of the Arts in Berlin and the Digital Journalism Fellowship at Hamburg Media School. She serves as an expert and rapporteur on the Council of Europe Committee on Freedom of Expression and Digital Technologies and was Vice Chair on the Expert Committee on Quality Journalism in the Digital Age. She is also a member of the Committee for Editorial Independence at Czech publishing house Economia.
She was managing editor of Süddeutsche Zeitung (SZ), Germany’s leading quality daily. In her 12 years at Süddeutsche Zeitung she held several functions in the politics and business sections.
Alexandra holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from Tulane University, New Orleans (1994), and in 2013 completed a Programme for Management Development at IESE Business School, Barcelona. She lives outside of Munich with her husband and two children.