Bastian ThünePress Relations and Editing
Bastian Thüne is a press officer in ZEW’s “Press Relations and Editing” unit. He is responsible for public inquiries as well as for in-house publications. His work focuses on editing the ZEW Monthly as well as writing press releases and articles for print/online and maintaining contact with the media. As a science communicator, he works strategically on the further development of all communication channels. He advises ZEW researchers on how to prepare complex scientific information for the media. He also conceives, moderates and produces individual episodes of the #ZEWPodcast.
After training as an automotive electrician at Adam Opel AG, Bastian Thüne studied sociology, cultural anthropology/European ethnology as well as economic and social psychology at the University in Göttingen. Besides that, he started blogging in 2005 and worked as a freelance editor at “De:Bug – Magazin für elektronische Lebensaspekte, Musik, Medien, Kultur & Selbstbeherrschung”.
He has experience in writing texts (daily newspaper, cultural magazines, corporate publishing, advertising, blogs), in designing campaigns as well as in account and project management. He has worked for the Rhein-Main-Presse, among others, and completed a trainee year in copywriting and conception at Fuenfwerken Design AG.