Stephanie Reuter

Managing director, Rudolf Augstein Foundation

Stephanie Reuter is managing director of the German Rudolf Augstein Foundation. Before joining the foundation in 2011 she headed the office of the Institute for Cultural and Media Management at the University for Music and Theatre in Hamburg. The trained journalist and cultural manager, who holds master’s degrees in both subjects, has not only worked with major German media such as press agency dpa and broadcasters ZDF and SWR, but also in the foundation sector with several German foundations such as Robert Bosch Foundation and the Stiftung Zollverein. She is an alumna of the German Academic Scholarship Foundation and was a Knight Visiting Nieman Fellow at Harvard University in 2017 where she did research about the future of foundation-supported journalism. Stephanie is also a member of the Steering Committee of the German Expert Group Foundations and Quality Journalism. The group helps foundations to become supporters of quality journalism.

Stephanie is speaking at

Nonprofits & New Models
September 27, 2019
2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Room 2.015, HafenCity Universität (HCU)



With investigative journalism increasingly dependent on a philanthropic model of support, what are the long-term implications for the profession? Advertisers have long influenced media owners and publishers. Will foundation officers and wealthy donors take their place? What kind of impact and relationship do donors really expect? Are they in it for the long haul, or is muckraking just a fad in philanthropy? How can newsrooms maintain both editorial integrity and healthy working relationships with donors? Join a group of innovative grant makers and nonprofit media organizations for a candid roundtable conversation about the dynamics of donor-funded media, and explore best practices for donors and media working together to ensure journalism can play its essential role in supporting accountability, transparency, and progress.   

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