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For more than 25 years, Markus Beckedahl has been observing, analyzing, and explaining how the Internet and crucial digital technology developments shape our societies, cultural practices, and political decisions. In doing so, he has played a key role in shaping a new field of politics: digital and network policy.

As a prominent political journalist with an IT background, he provides critical, up-to-date assessments and foresight to the effects of digitization and challenges decision-makers at all levels face to create digital societies in a fairer, more sustainable and bolder way.

A pioneering blogger, Markus founded, one of the most influential public interest journalistic media sites in Germany, and has received numerous awards as editor-in-chief.

With re:publica, Markus co-founded an important event platform for digital society in Europe in 2007 and has been instrumental in shaping its program ever since.

Markus advised the Bonn Institute on the conception and organization of the b° future festival.

Markus Beckedahl


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Sternlichtspiele - Kino

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Vom Algorithmus zum Artikel: Künstliche Intelligenz im Journalismus

Mit Markus Beckedahl, Moritz Döbler, Astrid Maier and Simon Hof

Künstliche Intelligenz (KI) ist kein vorübergehender Hype, sondern eröffnet den Medien faszinierende Möglichkeiten. Dieses Panel diskutiert: Welche Chancen und welche Risiken birgt der Einsatz künstlicher Intelligenz für den Journalismus?

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LVR LandesMuseum

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Festival ticket required


With Kübra Gümüşay, Markus Beckedahl and Ellen Heinrichs

The grand opening of the inaugural b° future festival for journalism and constructive dialogue is here! Why is a journalism festival that gazes into the future, ignites hope, and celebrates diversity more crucial than ever, especially in times of crisis? Why are we opening the doors of much of our program to the very people we work for – our fantastic audience? Listen to what Ellen Heinrichs, Markus Beckedahl and Kübra Gümüsay have got to say!

Session recordings