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Department of Journalism and Communication Teaching Staff

Daniel Lehmann

Research Associate Campus Berlin, R. 359


B.A. Journalismus und Unternehmenskommunikation



At first Daniel Lehmann didn´t plan to become a journalist. Pictures from his childhood days are the undeniable proof that he actually wanted to become a police officer or sheriff. Besides that litte detour back then he still managed to find his passion for writing. Even tho his actual intentions were just to increase his pocket money as a teenager. So he started to work at the „Märkische Oderzeitung“ and wrote articles about local politics and sport events in the area where he was born and raised. During his first work experiences as a journalist, Daniel Lehmann became certain that the only way he wanted to make his living is by writing.

But that also meant that he had to get out of his comfort zone by moving to Berlin. He started to study Journalism and Corporate Communication at the HMKW and worked for start-ups, newspapers and different organisations.

When he got the offer to work as a university teacher at the HMKW, he didn´t need much time to make his final decision. During his classes he is teaching the students how to work under the circumstances of  the ongoing change in the digital world.

Besides teaching and writing Daniel Lehmann likes to spend his time in the nature, prefarebale close to the water. BTW he thinks that the old Star Wars Episodes are way better than the new ones.


  • Online journalism
  • Project week

Research and Teaching Focus

  • Fake news (.e.g. deep fakes) and fact-checking techniques
  • Alternative business models for online journalism

Curriculum Vitae

Academic education



Universität Potsdam: M.A. Kulturelle Begegnungsräume der Frühen Neuzeit

2010-2013HMKW Hochschule für Medien, Kommunikation und Wirtschaft (Berlin): B.A. Journalismus und Unternehmenskommunikation

Work experience

seit 2016


Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter im Fachbereich Journalismus und Kommunikation an der HMKW Hochschule für Medien, Kommunikation und Wirtschaft (Berlin)

seit 2014

Dozent im Modul Online-Journalismus an der HMKW Hochschule für Medien, Kommunikation und Wirtschaft (Berlin)

seit 2007

freiberuflicher Journalist für u.a. Süddeutsche Zeitung, Märkische Oderzeitung, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Maulbeerblatt


Online-Redakteur Berliner Verlag (Berliner Kurier/Berliner Zeitung)