Buenos Aires, Argentina
Karen Naundorf, born in 1975, graduated in social and economic communication (University of the Arts, Berlin) and attended the Henri Nannen School of Journalism (Hamburg). She is a feature writer and TV correspondent based in Buenos Aires and covers for our network the Spanish-speaking countries in South America. Since 2015, Karen is also the correspondent for SRF (Swiss public TV) for South America.
Her articles have been published in German and Swiss newspapers and magazines including Der Spiegel, Die Zeit, Geo Special, SZ-Magazin, Merian, Mare, Neon. She also produces TV and radio reports (WDR, Dradio, Arte, ZDF, SRF) and multimedia specials.
In 2006, Medium Magazin included her in the list ‘Top 30 under 30’, featuring the most talented young journalists in German-speaking countries. In 2008, she covered a spectacular discovery in the Museo del Cine in Buenos Aires: missing key scenes from Fritz Lang's 'Metropolis', which experts had been trying to locate for over eight decades. In 2009, Karen wrote a travel guide to Argentina and worked at the Colombian weekly magazine „Semana“ (International Journalist Programme, IJP). In 2011, the German Association of Female Journalists honorably mentioned her feature story on Child Labour in Bolivia. In 2014, she won the Gabriel Grüner-Scholarship for an investigation on a human rights topic in Colombia.
In 2011/12 Karen was the coordinator and deputy head of the Master of Journalism Programme at the Hamburg Media School. Among other functions, she was in charge of designing, facilitating and teaching various workshops. One of the outcomes of these workshops is the book „Really True! How Journalists Report Reality“.