Dr Daniela Kraus

General Secretary at Presseclub Concordia

General Secretary, Presseclub Concordia

Daniela Kraus is the Secretary General of “Presseclub Concordia”, the oldest press club in the world. She is responsible for the strategic leadership and management of the press club, that has been advocating for press freedom and ethical standards in journalism since 1859. Her work encompasses a gamut of activities: from monitoring and commenting media developments and national legislation, to media consulting, public appearances, writing op-eds, organizing conferences and holding interviews.

Kraus holds a PhD in history. Her professional path encompasses various aspects of media-related activities: journalism, media consulting, practice-oriented media research and education.

In 2011 she founded and directed fjum_forum journalismus und medien (fjum), an institution specialized in training professional journalists. As a leading Austrian expert in developing curricula for journalism training programs, Kraus managed to position fjum as the most important training institution in the country. In 2019 she decided to accept a new challenge and joined Press Club Concordia.

From 2005 to 2011 Kraus worked as a managing director (she was also a founding partner) of the research institute Medienhaus Wien, where she designed and carried out numerous studies and projects on journalism and media, with special focus on the transformation of journalism through technological and social innovations.

In addition, she advises policy makers and media professionals on the best strategies to foster independent journalism.

Daniela Kraus is the co-editor of the book series Journalismus-Report.