Richard Brandt (B.A.)

Scientific Assistant


Curriculum Vitae

  • since 11/2021: Freelance reporter for 1LIVE
  • since 11/2021: Scientific assistant in the Erasmus Office of the Institute for Journalism at TU Dortmund University
  • 11/2021: Internship at the German radio station 1LIVE in Cologne
  • 08/2021 – 10/2021: Internship at the German public broadcast station Südwestrundfunk (SWR) in Stuttgart, Economic and environmental news department, TV, Radio, Online & social media
  • 08/2020 – 07/2021: Erasmus exchange student at the Danish School of Media and Journalism (DMJX) in Aarhus and Copenhagen, Denmark, Completion of the programmes “International Video Journalism” and “Corporate Communication”
  • 02/2020 – 04/2020: Internship in the “European Public Goods” department of the German Federal Ministry of Finance in Berlin
  • since 10/2019: Master’s studies of “Economics and Journalism” at TU Dortmund University
  • 04/2019 – 10/2019: Internship in the corporate communications department of BMW in Berlin
  • since 09/2017: Freelance journalist for the German business magazine FOCUS-MONEY
  • 09/2016 – 08/2017: One-year traineeship at FOCUS-MONEY in Munich
  • 08/2015 – 09/2015: Internship in the newsroom of the German local newspaper Siegener Zeitung in Olpe, Local news department, Print and Online
  • 10/2014 – 07/2019: Bachelor’s studies of “Economic policy journalism” at TU Dortmund University, Topic of Bachelor’s thesis: “Transparency of expert appearances in economic journalism – A content analysis of the economic reporting of the German newspapers “Süddeutsche Zeitung” and “Welt” between 2003 and 2017”
  • 09/2014: Internship in the newsroom of the German local newspaper Siegener Zeitung in Siegen, Economic and local news departments, Print and Online
  • 08/2014 – 09/2014: Freelancer in the corporate communications department of the Muhr und Bender KG in Attendorn
  • 07/2014 – 08/2014: Internship in the newsroom of the German local newspaper SauerlandKurier in Lennestadt, Print and Online
  • 06/2014: Internship in the “Tailor Rolled Blanks” department of the Mubea Motorkomponenten GmbH in Attendorn
  • 03/2013: Participant of the “Jugendmedienworkshop im Deutschen Bundestag” in Berlin (youth media workshop in the German Bundestag)
  • 10/2012: Internship in the office of Petra Crone (SPD), member of German parliament, in Berlin
  • 01/2012 – 02/2012: Internship in the newsroom of the German local newspaper SauerlandKurier in Lennestadt, Print and Online
  • born 1996 in Aachen

Publications

  • Brandt, R. (2021). “Economic Policy Uncertainty Index: Extension and optimization of Scott R. Baker, Nicholas Bloom and Steven J. Davis’s search term.” DoCMA Working Paper #5, Feb. 2021. DOI: 10.17877/DE290R-21922

Main foci at the institute:

Scientific assistant in the Erasmus Office