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Employee of FHWien der WKW among Austria’s Best Journalists under 30

July 5, 2021

Johanna Hirzberger, editor at Radio Radieschen, was awarded by the magazine “Austria’s Journalist:in”. A total of 149 talents were nominated.


Vienna, July 5, 2021 In May 2021, Johanna Hirzberger joined the editorial team of Radio Radieschen, the educational station of FHWien der WKW, as editor and presenter. She is responsible for creating the station series “Perspektiven” (feature format), “#Vienna” (city magazine) and “Frisch Gemischt” (music show). Previously, she worked for SPIEGEL TV, n-tv, ORF and ProSiebenSat1. She also works as a freelance editor at Ö1 in the areas of science and features for the broadcast series “Hörbilder”, “Radiodoktor”, “Digital.Leben” and “Matrix”.

Johanna Hirzberger completed the Master’s program in Journalism & New Media at FHWien der WKW and already conceived the radio show “Femality”, the feminist magazine on Radio Radieschen, during her studies. Even after her graduation in 2019, she remained with the show as editor-in-chief. “Femality” was covered by media such as the Barbara Karlich Show, Biber Magazin and Furche. As an editor at Radio Radieschen, Hirzberger involves Journalism & Media Management students in the conception of a wide variety of radio journalistic formats and supports them in the implementation of their own broadcast ideas.

Being chosen as one of Austria’s best 30 journalists under the age of 30 is not Johanna
Hirzberger’s first award: For her feature program “’Darfs ein bissl weniger sein?’ Systemerhalterinnen: viel Arbeit – wenig Lohn” she received the Ö1 Feature Nachwuchspreis. In 2019, she won the Journalism Young Talent Award of FHWien der WKW in the category “Best Thesis” for her feature contribution “From Niche to Mainstream – the New (Old) Right”, which Hirzberger had produced as part of her Master’s thesis.

The best “30 under 30” were chosen this year for the tenth time by the magazine “Österreichs Journalist:in”. A total of 149 young journalists were selected. Two thirds of them were women.

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Johanna Hirzberger, editor at Radio Radieschen and graduate of FHWien der WKW, was chosen by the magazine “Österreichs Journalist:in” as one of Austria’s best 30 journalists under 30.
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FHWien der WKW – University of Applied Sciences for Management & Communication 

FHWien der WKW has been Austria’s leading university of applied sciences for management & communication for over 25 years. Working in close contact with Austrian corporations, FHWien der WKW offers comprehensive and practice-oriented academic programs to over 2,800 Bachelor’s and Master’s students. Two thirds of our teaching staff have a background in business. Our programs are tailored to the needs of companies, optimally preparing our graduates – around 12,700 to date – for their future careers.


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