Dr. Alexandra Borchardt










Alexandra Borchardt is a senior journalist, keynote speaker, media consultant and Senior Research Associate at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford. She also supports local and regional newsrooms with digital transformation as a coach for Wan-Ifra’s Table Stakes Europe project. She was Vice-Chair of the Committee on Quality Journalism in the Digital Age at the Council of Europe. 

Alexandra’s main focus is digital transformation and how it impacts the media, democracy, the workplace and human behaviour. She teaches “Leadership and Strategy in the 21st Century” at TU Munich and Journalism and Digitalisation at the University of the Arts in Berlin. 

Alexandra holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from Tulane University, New Orleans (1994), and in 2013 completed a Programme for Management Development at IESE Business School, Barcelona. 

Personal Website: https://alexandraborchardt.com/


Professional Experience

today Media Adviser and Consultant, Senior Journalist, Lecturer
2017 - 2019  Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism University of Oxford


Director of Strategic Development 

2011 – 2017  Süddeutsche Zeitung

Managing Editor 

2005 – 2010 Süddeutsche Zeitung

Several leadership positions 

1999 - 2005 Financial Times Deutschland

Several leadership positions 

1997-1999 Deutschen Presse-Agentur



“Mensch 4.0 - Frei bleiben in einer digitalen Welt” (Freedom in a digital world), Randomhouse 2018

“Mehr Wahrheit wagen - Warum die Demokratie einen starken Journalismus braucht” (Dare more truth - why democracy needs strong journalism), Duden Verlag 2020, forthcoming