Gabi Bauer is well versed in journalism and often has to do with young people. Both at NDR and as a lecturer at the university. That’s why she’s not worried about good journalism, but she is about the young people.

The TV journalist and presenter Gabi Bauer (59, ARD “Nachtmagazin”) is not worried about the quality of journalism in the future. “It’s great for me to see what great and totally committed people come there,” said Bauer, who gives interview courses as a lecturer at the Hanover University of Applied Sciences, the German Press Agency (dpa) in Hamburg. “They don’t want to be in front of the camera and become famous, they just want to do good, serious journalism. Researching grievances, showing them and asking for solutions, »explained the television woman, who was awarded the Hanns-Joachim-Friedrichs-Prize and celebrates her 60th birthday on July 21st.

The trainees at Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR), for which Bauer has been working since 1992, also have great people. In times of media upheaval, on the other hand, she was more worried about the job prospects of her young colleagues. When asked what special advice she would give her students for their careers, the former “Mrs. Topics of the day»: «A key point is to take your own question so seriously that you persevere until the actual answer to this question is given. This means first of all noticing under stress whether a conversation partner is avoiding you. And then keep asking. Most people don’t do that intuitively at first – and let themselves be fobbed off.” Journalists must dare to be uncomfortable, said Bauer.