New Director at the European Journalism Centre
January 27, 2006 Leave a Comment
Wilfried Rütten succeeds Raymonde Griswold as Director of the European Journalism Centre in Maastricht (NL). He takes up the position on March 1st 2006.
The new director is currently head of the School for Digital Television at the Salzburg University of Applied Sciences in Austria.
A German national, Mr. Rütten has an extensive track record as a working journalist in broadcasting, both in public (ARD) and private (RTL Group) environments. He has also worked in journalism education in a variety of contexts, with a special focus on how new technologies will affect the ways journalist will work in the future.
“I feel honoured to have been asked by the Board of the European Journalism Centre to become its new Director. It is not easy for me to leave Salzburg since the school here is a very good institution, but working for the EJC will allow me to reach out to a much wider group of people from all over Europe. I hope I can continue the excellent work done by the EJC so far and contribute to the development of journalism in Europe”, says Wilfried Rütten.
“My goal is to put my professional experience and contacts to work in further positioning the EJC as one of the top organisations in European and international journalism education. “
Mrs Griswold stepped down as Director of the EJC for personal reasons at the end of last year. Until the arrival of Mr Rütten, the present Senior Project Manager, Giuseppe Zaffuto will be the Centre’s Acting Director.
Source: European Journalism Centre