Till Daldrup

Till Daldrup 

Master’s candidate in the Studio 20 program for digital innovation in Journalism at NYU

Research Fellow at the Wall Street Journal’s Media Science Lab





I am interested in the use of technology in journalism and innovating media companies. That’s why it’s my goal to work at the intersection of Engineering, Reporting, Design, Research and Data Science. I want to deploy innovative projects that push the boundaries of journalism and engage new audiences.



New York University
09/2017 – Present

Master’s candidate in the Studio 20 program for digital innovation in Journalism

Specialization: Data Science, Product Management, Voice Interface Design


University of Cologne
04/2013 - 08/2017

Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences with a concentration in Media Analysis and Social Psychology

Study Abroad: Paris 1, Panthéon-Sorbonne (Fall Semester 2014)


Cologne School of Journalism
10/2012 - 10/2016

Qualification as an economics journalist with a focus on technology and startups

Internships: Stern magazine | Economics Intern (08-10/2016), Zeit Online | Data & Investigative Intern (02-04/2016), NDR Info | Economics Intern (08-10/2015), Wirtschaftswoche Online | Economics Intern (02-04/2015), Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung | Frankfurt Intern (08-10/2013), Münchner Merkur | Munich Intern (02-04/2013)     



The Wall Street Journal | Research Fellow
06/2018 - Present

  • Led a research project on deepfakes and identified best practices for the detection of videos, images and audio files forged with the help of artificial intelligence. This research resulted in a handbook distributed to over 1,000 WSJ journalists and the inception of a "deepfakes task force" within the Journal that will help reporters identify altered media.

  • Facilitated the implementation of a video automation tool which streamlines the production of short videos for Social Media by leveraging multiple video archives and artificial intelligence.

  • Created an inventory of innovative projects which tracks the Journal's efforts in long form storytelling, 3D graphics, immersive experiences, live journalism, podcasts and data visualization, which enables the Journal's strategists to oversee progress and document learnings from new projects.

De Correspondent | Strategy Advisor
01/2018 - 05/2018

  • Developed strategies for the launch of an international edition later this year.

  • Proposed ways of adapting DC's manifesto and slogan to the international market based on audience research and analysis of the anglophone media landscape.

  • Deployed user testing to come up with a newsletter strategy targeted at an english-speaking audience and developed strategies for collaborating with ethnic communities in the US.

Fast Company | Contributor / Project Manager
09/2017 - 03/2018

  • Led a team of seven journalists investigating a landmark case of securities fraud through an initial coin offering and trained them in reporting on cryptocurrencies.

  • Conducted research, tracked down sources and fact checked the story

  • Wrote a script for an explainer video on initial coin offerings

Forbes | Contributor “The World’s Billionaires”
12/2017 - 02/2018

  • Tracked down multiple billionaires and estimated their net worth by investigating their company shares, real estate and other assets.

Hansen & Hansen | Editor/Reporter
01/2017 - 01/2018

  • Interviewed renowned scientists such as Stanford professor Stefanos Zenios

  • Translated stories from German to English and vice versa

  • Collaborated with a team of designers to build interactive stories on allergy treatment

Kölner Studierendenzeitung | Chief Editor
12/2016 - 09/2017

  • Oversaw a team of more than 20 journalists, illustrators and photographers

  • Assigned stories, copy edited and proofread newspaper

  • Helped organize a town hall meeting

St. Gallen Symposium Magazine | Editorial Staff Member
05/2015 & 05/2016

  • Covered technology and how it is going to affect our everyday lives in the future

  • Interviewed business leaders and futurists such as Maersk CEO Nils Smedegaard Andersen



Programming Python, R, HTML, CSS, JavaScript

Chat bots  Dexter, Dialogflow, Twilio

Photo/video  DSLR cameras, Premiere, Photoshop, Lightroom  

Social Media  Crowdtangle, Parse.ly, Chartbeat

Languages  German (fluent), French (proficient)



St. Gallen Symposium | named "Leader of Tomorrow" 
March 2018

For the essay "Reporters, stay on your toes – how AI might disrupt journalism after all" on the future role of smart speakers in the news business 





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