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Editorial Staff

Markus Grill

Markus Grill is the Editor in Chief of CORRECT!V.

Previously, he worked for Der Spiegel as a reporter for six years, including as a economy correspondent in Washington D.C. between 2012 and 2014. Before his time at Der Spiegel he worked as reporter for Stern in Hamburg between 2003 and 2009.


Twitter: @m_grill

Ariel Hauptmeier

Ariel Hauptmeier is Head of Storytelling at CORRECT!V.


Twitter: @arielloo


David Crawford

David Crawford is a Senior Reporter at CORRECT!V.

David has reported on West German spy services, the Stasi and Al-Qaida as a freelance journalist. He worked for the Wall Street Journal as a freelancer from 2001 and an investigative correspondent from 2004.

David has longstanding experience with data journalism. With the help of the Chaos Computer Club he decoded the sensitive data of the so-called “Stasi List” which was published in the taz in 1990. He later went on to report on corruption in international business. He was able to uncover dubious payments made by Dresdner Bank to the current President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin. He received the “Business Journalist of the Year Award” for his coverage of the Siemens bribery scandal. He was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Daniel Pearl Award as a result of his research on the dismantling of democracy in Russia.



Daniel Drepper

Daniel Drepper is a Senior Reporter at CORRECT!V.

Until May 2014, Daniel was a Fellow at the Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism and a Scholar at the Brown Institute for Media Innovation at Columbia University in New York City. Between 2010 and 2013, Daniel worked in the research department of Funke-Mediengruppe where he won the “Wächterpreis” award and was named journalist of the year in the Newcomer category.

Daniel has worked as a freelance journalist for Deutschlandfunk, WDR, Zeit-Online and FAZ, among others. He also launched the research platform for the WAZ-Group, which brought him a nomination for the Grimme-Online-Award. Daniel has a degree in journalism and wrote his thesis about the German Freedom of Information Act.


Twitter: @danieldrepper


Marcus Bensmann

Marcus Bensmann is a Reporter at CORRECT!V.



Margherita Bettoni

Margherita Bettoni is a Reporter at CORRECT!V.


Twitter: @MargheBettoni


Hristio Boytchev

Hristio Boytchev is a Reporter at CORRECT!V.

Hristio has worked as a freelance science and health journalist for Der Spiegel, Stern, and Nature. He has master’s degrees in biology from the TU Dresden and journalism from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Hristio is an alumnus of the program “Science and Foreign Journalism” of the German National Merit Foundation. He was an Arthur F. Burns fellow at the Washington Post in 2012 and a “Media Ambassador” of the Robert Bosch Foundation in Beijing in 2014. 


Twitter: @hristio


Justus von Daniels


Justus von Daniels is a Reporter at CORRECT!V



Simon Jockers

Simon Jockers is a Web Developer and Data Journalist at CORRECT!V.


Twitter: @sjockers


Annika Joeres

Annika Joeres is a Reporter at CORRECT!V.

Annika was vice-chief of the taz in North Rhine-Westphalia before working as a correspondent for Frankfurter Rundschau and Berliner Zeitung in Düsseldorf. Since 2011 she has written and researched for a number of national German media outlets in France, including Die Zeit, Der Spiegel, Der Freitag, FAZ am Sonntag and taz. She received a grant from the European Journalism Fund for her investigation on the profiteers of Roma migration.



Ivo Mayr

Ivo Mayr is Image Editor at CORRECT!V

The photographer from the Bavarian Allgäu region studied art at the University of Applied Sciences Dortmund. His work has received multiple national and international awards and has been shown internationally in individual and group exhibitions. Ivo Mayr has worked for the magazines 11 Freunde, NEON, Capital, and Impulse. Besides his work for CORRECT!V, Ivo continues to work as a freelancer.



Marta Orosz

Marta Orosz is a Reporter at CORRECT!V.

Marta anchored a live talk-show at Civil Rádió, Budapest while working on several research projects for the Kurt Lewin Foundation for Tolerance and Democracy. After moving to Berlin, Marta has covered daily political and economic news, and social issues, as a Germany correspondent for the Hungarian public service radio. For the leading Hungarian economic newspaper she has investigated migration from Eastern-Europe and irregularities in the German meat industry.


Twitter: @martiorosz


Frederik Richter

Frederik Richter is a Reporter CORRECT!V.

Prior to joining CORRECT!V, Frederik spent about ten years in the Middle East and South East Asia as a freelance journalist and for Reuters, covering business, corruption and fraud. He has also covered the Arab spring in the Gulf region. Frederik’s particular interest is the space in which politics and business overlap — which in many emerging countries encompasses everything. In his free time, Frederik enjoys learning languages.


Twitter: @frederikrichter


Jonathan Sachse

Jonathan Sachse is a Reporter at CORRECT!V.

Jonathan has worked as a freelance journalist for several years. His stories have been published in print, radio, and video by Die Zeit and Spiegel Online, Deutschlandfunk, ARTE, and ZDF. Before turning to journalism, Jonathan worked as a project manager for social media at a communications agency.


Twitter: @jsachse


Bastian Schlange

Bastian Schlange is a Reporter at CORRECT!V.

Born and raised in the Ruhr region of Germany, Bastian worked as a freelancer for a number of daily newspapers, the Bild newspaper in North Rhine-Westphalia, and the German Press Agency. In 2012, Bastian signed on with the Ankerherz publishing house as a blogger and author, taking down the tales of old sailors. He also founded the Wattenscheider Schule, an experimental project for unconventional undercover- and Gonzo-journalism.



Stefan Wehrmeyer

Stefan Wehrmeyer is a Data Journalist at CORRECT!V.

Stefan has been active in the Open Data movement since 2009 and has run the website since 2011. As a board member of the Open Knowledge Foundation in Germany he advocates freedom of information and open data in various areas. He has a Master’s Degree in IT-Systems Engineering from the University of Potsdam.


Twitter:  @stefanwehrmeyer

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