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Franz Strasser

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Washington, DC
Senior Video Journalist, BBC News — BBC
As seen in: BBC, BBC Mundo
Covers:  immigration, business, demographics, culture, politics, economy, trends, technology

🎥Head up digital video for BBC News in US | @columbiajourn alum | 🇩🇪 | Views are mine ≠ BBC's.

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Biography

I'm a Reporter and Video Journalist with BBC News in Washington, D.C.

I report, shoot and edit original video stories for the BBC News website, the global networks of BBC World TV and World Service radio, write feature articles and assist with breaking news coverage.

Most of the time, I travel ac...

What was your first job as a journalist?

In 2005, I started a sports podcast with a friend of mine in Germany which quickly grew to become the most listened-to in its category.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

There might have been a typewriter app on my iPhone once. The answer is no.

How is social media changing news?

It has become ever more important to make sure your story becomes part of the conversation on social media. It is also great to get feedback.

Awards

Pulitzer Travel Fellowship

2009 - Columbia University
Awarded for graduating as the valedictorian, this fellowship allowed me to travel anywhere in the world to report a story. It is part of Joseph Pulitzer's gift to Columbia University which established the Pulitzer Prize.