Jörg Schönenborn: WDR program director on criticism of public broadcasting

Dhe program director of Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR), Jörg Schönenborn, has expressed understanding for criticism of public broadcasting. “The criticism is justified in many places. In many places I could now also provide counterexamples. But it is good that it exists because it makes us sensitive and because it is based on danger, ”he said in a podcast published on Friday with the head of the social association VdK, Verena Bentele.

Journalists in Germany did not cover the entire spectrum of opinion of society because they “all form a similar milieu,” said Schönenborn, according to the VdK in the conversation.

Therefore, there is always the risk that “we will set the values ​​of our own milieus in general and look less clearly at other attitudes.” As program director, he must always point this out.

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