Olaf Steenfadt

Project Director
The Journalism Trust Initiative
Reporters Without Borders

Olaf has launched his career as a radio DJ and host, TV network correspondent and investigative journalist with public German broadcasters ARD and ZDF, where he also worked in corporate communications and strategy. Later he served as a media development consultant for the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and Deutsche Welle, before joining Reporters without Borders as a Project Director in charge of the ‘Media Ownership Monitor’ (MOM) and the ‘Journalism Trust Initiative’ (JTI).

Olaf will be a moderator and speaker at the GEN Summit 2019.


What is the Journalism Trust Initiative?

The Lighthouse (8th floor)

REPORTERS WITHOUT BORDERS (RSF): How do the existing editorial guidelines translate into algorithmic distribution of content? How can we reward compliance with ethical norms of our trade? How can we reverse the logic of our digital age that amplifies falsehoods, clickbait, hate-speech and lies – the exact opposite of ‘good’ journalism? The ‘Journalism Trust Initiative’ […]