Heribert Prantl

Author, journalist and lawyer. From 1995 to 2017 head of domestic politics at Süddeutsche Zeitung, from 2018 to 2019, head of opinion, and from 2011 to 2019 member of the board of editors.


Cover for: Kurz’s contempt

Embezzlement, bribery and false testimony: Austria’s no-longer chancellor Sebastian Kurz is accused of serious crimes. He appears confident that legal charges will not stick; but the political judgement will be made by the Austrian public.

Are newspapers still relevant?

Journalism at the dawn of a new age

“Good journalism is good whether in print or online” writes the political editor of the Süddeutsche Zeitung. It is not the Internet that is responsible for the “crisis of the press”, but subordination of journalism to the market. The increasing pressure to make a profit means that German journalism risks becoming trivialized.