Marcus Lindemann

Managing Editor/ Joutnalism Trainer

Marcus Lindemann is a managing editor of Since 2000, he has been producing magazine pieces and documentaries for ARD and ZDF, mainly on consumer issues, with a hidden camera. Since 1998, Lindemann has been teaching research with a focus on online research at universities and in journalistic education and training. He has also conducted in-house training for publishers and broadcasters. He also trains journalists in investigative research in Africa and Asia - using the concept of "story based inquiry" (Hunter / Sengers). Since 2012, he has also been training police and fraud investigators in insurance and occasionally supporting them in research. He helps production companies with background research on their protagonists and candidates.

Marcus is speaking at

September 26, 2019
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Lecture Hall 200, HafenCity Universit├Ąt (HCU)



Story-Based Inquiry is a field-tested method for defining, deepening and organizing investigations. It consists of four tools -- a hypothesis, a timeline, a source map and a master file -- that enable you to structure a story as you conduct research. The process is simple, and it provides big gains in efficiency. Since its publication by UNESCO in 2009, Story-Based Inquiry has been used by thousands of journalists and translated into more than a dozen languages. In this session the authors will take you through the process, using the example of a recent transnational investigation into agricultural pollution. The session will be of immediate value to reporters who have not yet undertaken long-form work, reporters who have difficulty conceptualizing and pitching a project, and those stuck in the middle of an ambitious project and can't get control of their material.

September 26, 2019
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
Room 2.108, HafenCity Universit├Ąt (HCU)

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After a brief introduction of the most important Google operators, we will have questions that are to be answered by clever googling. Apart from getting to know these operators, search term choice is key. This quiz will show you what to consider. We start with asking precise questions to defined sources only and will end up with what other people will call "Google hacking" (it's not, but still fun).

If you are in for the gamification version of a Google course, bring your laptop and have fun!

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