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Journalism Young Talent Award 2021: The Nominees Have Been Selected

September 3, 2021

The prize for the best journalistic practical work of the academic year 2020/2021 by students of FHWien der WKW will be awarded at a ceremony on September 27, 2021.

Vienna, September 3
, 2021 The Journalism Young Talent Award of FHWien der WKW is already in its third round in 2021. Awarded will be the best practical journalistic work produced in the course of the last academic year.

The award will be presented in five categories: Radio & Audio, TV & Video, Text, Multimedia and Best Thesis. An expert jury consisting of Daniela Süssenbacher, Head of Journalism & Media Management Study Programs, and Academic Experts & Lecturers Regula Blocher, Carola Leitner, Martin Reichenauer and Karina Schwann, as well as two external independent jury members for each category judged the submitted works.

The Journalism Young Talent Award is endowed with a total of 2.500 Euros. With this award FHWien der WKW supports students and graduates in their career entry and wants to offer them a platform to present themselves to the industry as well as to a larger audience.

The winners will be presented at an online award ceremony on September 27, 2021, starting at 6:00 pm. Registration for the award ceremony is requested:

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The Nominees:


Category 1: Radio & Audio

Authors Title (in English translation)
Julia Pabst We will not forget
Maximilian Ryba Musicians in the Corona Crisis
Ronny Taferner Flight due to sexual orientation


Category 2: TV & Video 

Authors Title (in English translation)
Lena Öller, Emilia Garbsch, Victoria Belyus, Maria Mayböck The Fiaker Crisis
Nicole Oirer, Denise Meier You really have bats in the belfry
Robert Jennewein, Julia Chovookkaran, Markus Steurer “We must spit on each other” – Corona demo on National Day


Category 3: Text

Authors Title (in English translation)
Anna Maria Haubiz Ally is waiting for a revolution
Judith Steinkellner Skin hunger: The underestimated power of touch
Viktor Wenger The only true Christians


Category 4: Multimedia 

Authors Title (in English translation)
Anna Flaschberger, Hannah Frühauf, Denise Meier, Nicole Oirer At home with God
Mona Saidi, Daniela Schmidt, Daniel Stornig, Mariette Trendl Who owns the public space?
Judith Steinkellner, Sandra Grossmann,
Markus Hagspiel
“Until you scream in horniness”: How women are harassed on classified ad portals


Category 5: Best Thesis

Authors Title (in English translation)
Sandra Fleck Simply Jakob
Anna Jandrisevits diversità
Julia Verena Jesch Let’s talk about suicide – experiences, grief and prevention

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On September 27, 2021, FHWien der WKW’s Journalism Young Talent Award will be presented for the third time.
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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.


Bernhard Witzeling
Head of Corporate Communication, Marketing and Alumni & Career Services, Press Officer
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