Anne Hennig

  • Nature
  • Communication
  • Science
  • Journalism

About Me

I was born and raised in a small town in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, and went to Dresden, Saxony, for my undergraduate studies. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Forestry from the Technical University of Dresden, but could not myself in the woods, analyzing how much timber I can possibly harvest. Therefore, I dedicated my studies to Media and Communication to converge my interests to Environmental Communication. I graduated from TU Dresden with a B.A. in Media-Research and Media Practice in 2017.

After my graduation I was honored a Fulbright scholarship, which gave me the opportunity to combine the two degrees and follow an environmental communication track at the University of Colorado in Boulder. Working as a journalist for a local newspaper for two years in my hometown when I was at school raised my interest in storytelling. While working in the field of Forestry and Communication – as a freelancer in the environmental education programs of the Saxon Swiss National Park or as assistant for PR and communication at the Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development in Dresden – I experienced how important proper environmental communication is nowadays.

"The two words 'information' and 'communication' are often used interchangeably, but they signify quite different things. Information is giving out, communication is getting through."
Sydney J. Harris

Science has too long relied on merely delivering informations but now it needs good communicators to converge seminal ideas from all over the world to keep our planet a livable place. Environmental or science journalism are my main topic of interest. But I am also interested in learning more about in-depth and digital journalism as well as multimedia storytelling to properly communicate and represent political and social topics related to the environment.

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