Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine on February 24, the war has dominated news coverage across Europe, in Germany, and the United States. The conflict in Ukraine is not just being fought militarily, but it is also very much an information war as Ukraine and Russia attempt to control the narrative about what is happening on the ground in Ukraine. What have news organizations been focusing on in their coverage of the conflict? How do they ensure the accuracy of the information they are presenting and avoid fake news? In this kind of crisis, do news organizations struggle to provide “balanced coverage” with differing viewpoints?
Join us on March 10 for a conversation with Christina Brause, Managing Editor Investigative Team at WELT & WELT AM SONNTAG, and ACG Young Leader alumna Cristina Gonzalez, POLITICO Europe’s Executive Producer for Audio, for a discussion about media coverage during conflict – and specifically the war in Ukraine.
Christina Brause is Managing Editor Investigative Team at WELT & WELT AM SONNTAG, where she has worked since 2016. From 2009 to 2015, she was a freelance journalist with Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk in Leipzig. She has also worked at ZDF Heute. Much of Ms. Brause’s reporting focuses on influence and fake news in social media. In 2021, she won a German Journalist Award for her research and article on China’s secret propagandists in Germany. Ms. Brause completed her Master’s studies at the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg and her Bachelor’s studies at the University of Leipzig.
Cristina Gonzalez (2014 ACG Young Leader) is POLITICO Europe’s Executive Producer for Audio. In this role, she produces POLITICO’s podcasts and develops and oversees new audio products. She is also a guest professor of journalism practice at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB). Ms. Gonzalez previously worked for Cox Media Group as a Senior Producer for local and nationally-syndicated radio in the US. She was a visiting Robert Bosch Fellow (2015-2016) at SPIEGEL Online and ZDF Morgenmagazin in Berlin. Her reporting, analysis, and production have appeared on/been published in POLITICO Europe, SPIEGEL Online, Deutsche Welle, ZDF, NPR Berlin, WSB Radio, Rare.us. Ms. Gonzalez holds an MSc degree in Communication Studies: Journalism and Media in Europe from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) and a B.A. in Journalism and Political Science from New York University (NYU).