Ines Pohl has joined Germany’s international broadcaster Deutsche Welle as a foreign correspondent in Washington, D.C., and will begin her new job in November. A 2005 Nieman Fellow, she has served as chief editor of the Berlin-based German daily Die Tageszeitung, commonly referred to as taz, since 2009.
Under Pohl’s leadership, taz launched a new weekend edition and restructured its website, taz.de, now one of Germany’s most popular news sites. She also has promoted the use of social media to deepen the connection between the digital audience and journalists.
A frequent guest on national TV news shows in Germany, she has produced a monthly commentary for Deutschlandfunk, one of the country’s leading radio broadcasters. She also has appeared on the English-language foreign affairs show Quadriga on Deutsche Welle, as well as CNN and MSNBC.