Lars Rinsdorf

Lars Rinsdorf
Head of Department

I am professor of journalism at HdM Stuttgart Media University since 2008. I’m heading HdM’s digital journalism and PR programme since 2012. My major fields of research are innovation research, newsroom management, disinformation and quality in journalism. Before I was hired at HdM I was head of research & development at a newspaper publishing company, senior advisor at a consultancy company and scientific assistant at the University of Dortmund. I hold a diploma and a PhD in journalism. Currently I’m also serving as president of the German Communication Association (DGPuK).

As university teacher I am committed to provide with international experiences, both at home and abroad. Because of this we embedded an international minor programme taught in English as a compulsory part of our BA programme. Additionally we put our emphasis on fostering and maintaining our network of partner schools by running bi- and multilateral projects. I am experienced in Erasmus+ partnerships as partner and coordinator, and involved in international research projects, currently with our partners from Tongmyong University, Busan, Republic of Korea.


Title of lecture

According to the major topic of the international week I’ll run two 90 minutes workshops on developing ideas to create livable cities. In contradiction to technology driven visions like the smart city, we will focus on social innovation and changing daily live patterns to increase the quality of life in cities. We will apply a framework inspired by design thinking and lean start-up, to create ideas in an high density session without using any electronic device.

Venue of lecture, timing Campus Bloemenhof, xx/12/2019