The Henri-Nannen-School is the journalism school of three german media companies: the publishing house Gruner+Jahr, Die Zeit and Der Spiegel. In each class, 16 young people study and practise the tools of high-quality-journalism, for print and digital media equally. The training takes 18 months and is separated into five seminar-units at the school and four internships at various media outlets. The instructors are professionals, working in the newrooms of newspapers and magazines, at news portals, press agencies, television- and radio-stations. The training is free of charges. Each journalism student receives a monthly subsidy of 764 Euro.
The intense training not only imparts a broad set of skills to the students, but also provides the graduates with a qualification high above-average. Of the 80 graduates of the past four classes, almost half of them are nowadays working for Gruner+Jahr, Der Spiegel and Die Zeit. 20 are editors at other media outlets, 20 are free-lancers, often in shared-offices.
The journalist and author Wolf Schneider founded Henri-Nannen-School in 1979 and headed it for 16 years. Until this day, 631 journalists have completed our training. Many of them have reached top-positions at Spiegel, Stern, GEO, Zeit, Faz.net, RTL and Brand Eins.