Head of Innovation Lab, Der Tagesspiegel, Berlin, Germany
Hendrik Lehmann is Head of the Tagesspiegel Innovation Lab, where he has worked as an editor for data journalism and multimedia since 2016. Together with his interdisciplinary team, he focuses on interactive storytelling, data analysis, crowd-investigations and the Journalism of Things. His primary interest lies in developing new forms of storytelling that allow the general public to participate in ever more complex debates of a digital age. Besides interactive storytelling, his main focus of work lies on reporting on digitalisation and urban development.
He established the web magazine Digital Present for the daily newspaper Der Tagesspiegel, started multiple collaborative projects between journalists, researchers and universities, for instance the Technical University of Berlin and the Big Data Center of the Fraunhofer IMW Leipzig. He is one of the founders of project “Radmesser”. Hendrik was honored as one of the most promising joung German journalists below 30 years of age and received the Reporterpreis for Data Journalism in 2018 as well as The Medical Journalism Award of the Public Health Foundation.
Before joining Tagesspiegel, Lehmann worked for foundations and different media outlets as a freelance journalist. He studied Political Science at the Freie University Berlin as well as Urban Sociology at Goldsmiths College of the University of London.