Silke Burmester

Portrait Silke Burmester
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Silke Burmester was born in Hamburg in 1966. The journalist and author writes about media, culture and social policy for newspapers and journals, including »Nido«, »Die Zeit«, »Zeit Magazin«, and »Stern«. In her weekly column for »taz«, »Die Kriegsreporterin« (tr.: The war reporter), she covers each Wednesday the media front. On Sundays the columnist at »Spiegel online« nominates the »Helden der Gegenwart« (tr.: Heroes of our times). Burmester teaches Creative Writing at the Akademie für Publizistik and the Henri-Nannen-Journalistenschule in Hamburg.