Juergen Baetz on Muck Rack

Juergen Baetz

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Africa Bureau Chief — Deutsche Presse-Agentur

@dpa Africa Bureau Chief, Regionalbüroleiter Afrika. Former @AP Brussels & Berlin journo. Tweeting Africa, EU, foreign policy, Iran. tinyurl.com/n5cbxve

What was your first job as a journalist?

In my first internship for a French local newspaper I wrote about a flower that re-flourished in September. Yes.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes, typing letters for my great-aunt on it. Being used to computers, it drove me nuts and revealed how bad I actually am at typo-less-typing

How is social media changing news?

Especially Twitter is a game changer. Has yet again increased the speed of news. Great tip-off service.