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Letter sent on Nov 21, 2016

The Future of Thoughts On Journalism

Dear ToJ-readers,

This is the first and probably also the last time I will be writing to you directly. You may have already noticed that the Thoughts on Journalism publication recently changed its look. The reason is that it is going to change hands. Yes, you’ve read that right and I am really excited about it: Starting from today, my friends of the Media Lab Bavaria will officially be managing this collection.

Why the change?

This publication started out as my private reading list, back in the first days of Medium. Since then it changed into a publication that kept growing until it reached over 14,000 subscribers. That’s amazing — but, and this is the sad part, it also means that I lack the time to give it the attention it deserves. That’s why I’ve decided to pass Thoughts on Journalism on — to people whose job it is to think about journalism most of the day, anyway.

What’s the Media Lab?

Media Lab Bavaria is a co-working space and ideas lab that wants to help digital entrepreneurs set up their own media start-ups. Based in Munich, Germany’s not-so-secret start-up capital, Media Lab Bavaria is always looking for creative pioneers to dream up — and bring to life — the future of journalism. Finding an idea, looking for teammates, getting funding, creating a prototype — the Media Lab will help you do all that and more. Sounds interesting? Find out more at www.medialab-bayern.de.

What exactly is going to change?

Actually, not much. Thoughts on Journalism will still be open to all authors who would like to publish their work in the publication. If you have any questions or feedback for us, please don’t hesitate and shoot Lina Timm and Julia Ley from the Media Lab Bavaria a message on Twitter. And if you would like to submit an article, Julia is the right person to talk to.


It has been a great time managing this collection. And I am thankful for the opportunity to meet some of you in person and have great chats. Keep doing what you do.

Cheers from Germany!

Johannes Klingebiel

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