Alexandra Föderl-Schmid, deputy editor-in-chief of “SZ”, retains her doctorate. Following accusations of plagiarism, the University of Salzburg revised her thesis.

Alexandra Föderl-Schmid

Alexandra Föderl-Schmid Photo: Helmut Fohringer/dpa

SALZBURG dpa | After examining allegations of plagiarism, the deputy editor-in-chief may South German newspaper, Alexandra Föderl-Schmid, retained her Ph.D. Paris Lodron University of Salzburg announced Thursday that a commission had completed its review of the thesis and concluded in its report that “no relevant scientific misconduct” could be identified. The procedure was suspended.

In early February, suspicions of plagiarism arose. The journalist then asked the university to examine her doctoral thesis. Föderl-Schmid presented her work in 1996. It is titled “From Monopoly to Market: Ten Years of the Dual Broadcasting System in Germany.”

In addition to suspicions of plagiarism surrounding his doctoral thesis, his journalistic work was also exposed by accusations about his handling of sources. For this reason, the Austrian-born journalist temporarily retired from daily work in the South German newspaper back. An external commission examines on behalf of the South German newspaper these accusations.

Föderl-Schmid has been deputy chief editor of the Munich national daily since July 2020. She was previously editor-in-chief of a Vienna newspaper for many years. The standard.

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