Wolfgang Blau

Wolfgang Blau joins News Xchange as the main speaker in the Climate Frontline session, looking at how to get this crucial issue back on the front page. Wolfgang is the Managing Partner of the Brunswick Group's global climate hub and an expert in climate communications. He is the Co-Founder of the Oxford Climate Journalism Network at Oxford University, which trains journalists from more than 250 leading news organisations each year. Previously, he was President International and Global Chief Operating Officer of Condé Nast with responsibility for all 11 national Conde Nast companies across Asia, Europe and Latin America. Prior to that, he was Chief Digital Officer and President of Condé Nast International where he modernized the company's digital publishing portfolio and successfully led the Asian, European and Latin American companies into a merger with their US sister company. Prior to Condé Nast, Blau served as Executive Director of Digital Strategy at The Guardian and as Editor-in-chief of Zeit Online, a position that won him Germany’s 'Chief Editor of the Year' award. He started his career as a radio news presenter at Germany's national broadcaster ARD and worked for seven years in California as a Silicon Valley reporter for German national newspapers and broadcasters. Wolfgang is an advisor to the United Nations Climate Division, UNFCCC, and a Trustee of Internews.org and of the Bonn Institute for Constructive Journalism.

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