Klaus Brinkbäumer will be replaced as editor-in-chief of the news magazine "Spiegel". His successor is Steffen Klusmann, who currently leads the "Manager Magazin" as editor-in-chief (also Spiegel Group). The Tagess mirror learned from editorial groups. Brinkbäumer, who has been managing the editors since 2015, would have commented on his resignation with the words: "I can not understand this decision."
The deputies of the new "mirror" bosses will be Barbara Hans, editor-in-chief & # 39; Spiegel Online & # 39 ;, and Ullrich Fichtner, who previously worked as a reporter for the Hamburg news magazine. Hans would have to take care of "Spiegel Online" as before, Fichtner especially for the printed magazine. Another personality is Dirk Kurbjuweit, who will move to the headquarters of the "Spiegel" as an author.
The daily newspaper researcher Horst Röper from Dortmund does not want to comment on the memory of Brinkbäumer until now unconfirmed, but recalls the dramatic loss of the distribution of the news magazine, "which is currently even stronger than before". Although the question was to what extent the editor-in-chief could change something in the generally declining market, but in the end he was held responsible. Another unanswered question is the situation with the paid online content of "Spiegel Plus".
One of the still unresolved structural problems of the "mirror" is the interlocking print and online, which was already addressed by the editor-in-chief Georg Mascolo / Mathias Müller von Blumencron between 2008 and 2013. Their successor, Wolfgang Büchner, had it It is also difficult to connect the two editors who worked separately. After a double summit and with Büchner and Brinkbäumer as two individual editors-in-chief, it is now time to lead a leadership pyramid with Klusmann at the top.