Stephanie Reuter is director of the German Rudolf Augstein Foundation. Before joining the foundation in 2011 she headed the office of the Institute for Cultural and Media Management at the University for Music and Theatre in Hamburg. As a trained journalist and cultural manager, she holds master’s degrees in both subjects. She has worked with major German media such as the German Press Agency dpa and broadcasters ZDF and SWR, but also in the foundation sector with several German foundations such as Robert Bosch Foundation and the Stiftung Zollverein. She is alumna of the German Academic Scholarship Foundation and was a Knight Visiting Nieman Fellow at Harvard University in 2017 where she did research about the future of foundation-supported journalism. Stephanie is a member of the Steering Committee of the German Expert Group Foundations and Quality Journalism as well as co-initiator and spokeswoman of the Forum Gemeinnütziger Journalismus – an initiative that seeks charitable status for non-profit journalism in Germany.