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Alexandra Föderl-Schmid

Editor-in-Chief, Der Standard
Austria

Alexandra Föderl-Schmid (born 1971 in Haslach, Austria) is co-publisher and Editor-in-Chief of the print and online edition of the Austrian daily derstandard.at / Der Standard. The first woman in Austrian history to have held such a post, she previously reported extensively on European issues, including the wars in former Yugoslavia and EU enlargement.

She is a graduate of the Wels Journalism School and gained her master degree at the University of Salzburg followed by a doctorate in Communications Studies, also from the University of Salzburg. She has reported extensively on European issues, mainly from a base in Germany.

She was an APA/Geiringer journalist fellow at the Reuters Institute in 2005.

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