All for One Idea

The Friends of the Hamburg Media School invest in our society’s future.

Working Together for a Practice-Oriented Program

"The media landscape is rapidly changing and is constantly presenting new professional challenges for journalists and media managers. For this reason, the academic education of young sector professionals may not be based on a curriculum mired in tradition, but must flexibly adapt to the needs of the professional reality and integrate practical experience. The Hamburg Media School’s structure as a public private partnership offers the ideal conditions for the fulfillment of this requirement.

I am therefore very pleased to be able to continue the successful work of my predecessor, Ines Plog, and to generate new initiatives together with partners from the media economy, as well as with representatives of our city and Chamber of Commerce. Here I rely on our cooperation with Dr. Insa Sjurts, under whose excellent direction the employees of the Hamburg Media School and our exemplary circle of instructors have already seen glowing results over the past years. Our publishers’ group has seen a range of proof of the high professional qualifications of our graduates.

I wholeheartedly invite you, as friends and founders of the Hamburg Media School, to make a concrete contribution to a robust future media landscape in Germany. Well-educated journalists are indispensable to a functional democracy. Smart media managers work to secure their freedom to get right to the point."

Thomas Ganske
Chairman of the Hamburg Media School Foundation and Chairman of the Board of the Ganske Publishing Group

  • Axel Springer

  • Bauer Media Group

  • BurdaNews GmbH

  • Cinecentrum Deutsche Gesellschaft für Film- & Fernsehproduktion

  • Deutsche Telekom

  • dpa Deutsche Presse-Agentur

  • Dr. Thielbeer Consulting

  • Edel AG

  • Fachverband Aussenwerbung

  • Frank Otto Medienbeteiligungsgesellschaft

  • Funke Mediengruppe

  • Ganske Verlagsgruppe

  • Google Deutschland GmbH

  • Gruner + Jahr GmbH & Co. KG

  • Handelskammer Hamburg

  • Hamburg - Behörde für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Gleichstellung

  • Hotel Europäischer Hof Hamburg

  • Interpol + - Studios

  • KPMG

  • Mediengruppe Madsack

  • NDR Media

  • Orca van Loon

  • RMS Radio Marketing Service

  • RTL Nord

  • Sat.1 Norddeutschland

  • Ramp 106

  • Spiegel-Verlag

  • Studio Hamburg GmbH

  • Studio Hamburg Serienwerft

  • UFA GmbH

  • VFF - Verwertungsgesellschaft der Film- und Fernsehproduzenten

  • Warner Bros. Entertainment GmbH

  • WerbeWeischer GmbH & Co. KG

  • ZDF

  • Zeitverlag Gerd Bucerius GmbH & Co. KG

Further information about the Foundation

Dr. Katharina Schaefer

Commercial Director

  • +49 (0)40 413 468 0
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