Press release

Henri-Nannen School Berlin will end its course offering on October 1, 2003

Hamburg, 08 July 2002 –

The course schemes at the Henri-Nannen School in Berlin will be discontinued from October 2003. Klaus Steiner, director of the Berlin school for many years now, will reach his retirement age of 65 at that time. There is no relation between this and the G+J withdrawal from the regional newspaper business. The Henri-Nannen Journalist School in Hamburg, which will celebrate its 25-year anniversary at the end of 2003, will not be affected by this decision.

The Henri-Nannen School in Berlin was founded in 1992. Its original purpose was a special course offering to make it easier for young East German journalists to enter the profession after reunification. Over the years, it made a name for itself as an institute for further journalistic training offering courses on general media topics such as Research, Writing news and Press laws.

One part of the lecturer team under the leadership of the current school director, Klaus Steiner, is planning to set up a new company for journalistic further education, which will also continue to offer the current practical training courses.

Kurt Otto
Press spokesman
Gruner + Jahr AG & Co
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