Multiple journalistic investigations revealed evidence of professional misconduct. Julian Reichelt was dismissed when his press organization aimed to anchor in America.
This was Julian Reichelt’s fourth and final year at the head of “Bild”, Germany’s most widely read daily. Monday, October 19, was the day that Axel Springer announced that it had fired the editor of the German tabloid. He is accused of “Faulty behavior.”In connection with an intimate relationship formed within the editorial staff.
“As part recent media investigations, new evidence has been brought to our attention regarding Julian Reichelt’s misconduct.”In a press release, the group stated that they were “…
In March, the 41-year old journalist who was at the top of the title’s editors, came under internal investigation. He was suspected of having promoted women with whom it had been in a relationship, and then dismissed them. Within 15 days, he was reunited with his journalist colleague to resume his duties. He had “Admitted to having mixed professional and private relationships but denied harassment under oath.”, then indicated the group.
Management of Axel Springer said Monday that they had “I learned that Julian Reichelt doesn’t clearly distinguish between private and professional matters, and that he has made false statements about it before the board of directors.”. Germany’s most read newspaper doesn’t detail the facts against its controversial editor.
It is an investigation of the “New York Times” published Sunday which seems to have precipitated the decision of the Springer group. According to the former, Julian Reichelt was notably promoted to a role of responsibility by a young journalist with whom it had been an affair. “If they find out I had an affair with an intern, my job will be terminated”Julian Reichelt, according to statements she made to the “New York Times” internal commission of inquiry.
The magazine Spigel has launched a new investigation Monday night. It reaffirms the accusations of abuse of power made against the journalist just a few months back. Interviews with “Half a dozen” womenThe magazine claims that the editor is Germany’s most powerful tabloid. “Often, he approached young women in his editorial team following the same pattern: He congratulated them for their work, assigned them responsible tasks or put them in places they weren’t suited..
Some of the research described in “Spiegel”, was to be published jointly by a group investigative journalists. But Dirk Ippen, a German mogul in the press, pulled this publication. This angered the authors. The article. “We must be careful not to give the appearance that we are trying to economically harm a rival”The editor justified his statement by affirming that he has not been under any pressure.
Johannes Boie, who was editor-in chief of the conservative weekly until then, will take over as the head of “Bild”. « Welt am Sonntag ”, another track from the Springer group. With around 2 million copies printed, “Bild”, created in 1952, focused on news, sports and celebrity news to become Germany’s leading daily.
Axel Springer announced that it had acquired the American news website Politico in August as part of its digital strategy. This anchoring was done in the United States. “The new owner at Politico couldn’t afford to do significant damage to his reputation.”To explain Julian Reichelt’s expulsion, he estimates that the daily “Handelsblatt”, will be sufficient.