Dr. Stephan Weichert is a professor of Journalism and Communications Science at the Macromedia University. His focal research topics include the digital transformation of the public sphere as well as innovation culture in journalism and the media. Weichert was a major contributor to the development of the BA in Journalism in Hamburg and served as the director of this program until recently. Since 2012, he has acted as an academic advisor to the administration at the Hamburg Media School. Since 2013, he has been the departmental director of the newly founded MA in Digital Journalism (Executive Master of Arts in Journalism) and was responsible for its launch, development, and certification by ACQUIN. The continuing education program in Digital Journalism is geared toward editors and freelance journalists and focuses on the fields of digital journalism, change management, and editorial management.