Courtney Tenz

Writer


Main focus: Women's rights and US culture

Websites/blogs: courtneytenz.com , https://courtneytenz.journoportfolio.com/

Languages: English, German

City: Cologne / Colorado

Country: United States

Topics: media, creative writing, north america, us feminism, american culture, women's rights, native americans

Services: Talk, Moderation, Workshop management, Consulting, Coaching, Interview

  Willing to travel for an event.

  Willing to talk for nonprofit.

Personal note:

In 2024, I will be dividing my time between Cologne, Germany and Colorado, USA to report on forthcoming elections.

Bio:

A US-born writer who's lived in Germany for years, I actively promote women's rights. I speak German fluently and have served as a university lecturer on North American culture and history. I have previously spoken at the Media Convention in Berlin on how online harassment of women journalists threatens freedom of expression and have taught courses in media literacy and creative writing both in the US and Germany. I can speak to current US politics and society, especially as it concerns domestic policy and women's rights. I frequently write and speak about cultural differences between the US and Germany and the need for diversity.

Examples of previous talks / appearances:

From Dick Pics to Death Threats
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At the 2019 Media Convention Berlin, I spoke about how online harassment is forcing women journalists offline and the threats they now face for their reporting in real life. From the program description:

For years, women have been reporting being overwhelmed by the threats and harassment that they face online. In 2015, women journalists responding to a US survey said that nearly 2/3 of them had experienced threats, sexist abuse, intimidation, threats and harassment in the course of doing their work. Silencing journalists threatens the free flow of information that is vital in democracies. While women are making inroads in terms of representation in media, some women in media (myself included) are choosing to either self-censor or to maintain a low-profile presence, especially on social media, as little has been done to combat the relentless harassment women face online. After a brief overview of the gendered experiences of harassment online, this session will invite an exchange of ideas as to how women can maintain security without forfeiting their online presence and provide tips for those experiencing or witnessing harassment as to how to best handle it.

This talk is in: English
Trump – neue politische Spielregeln?

Hört man sich um, so hat der Ausgang der US-Wahlen die meisten überrascht. Der gut anderthalb Jahre andauernde Wahlkampf, über dessen Inhalt und Form sich streiten lässt, endete mit der Wahl von Donald Trump zum 45. Präsidenten der Vereinigten Staaten.

Was bedeutet dieser Wahlausgang, nicht nur für die Vereinigten Staaten, sondern auch die Welt? Wird Trump die Spielregeln der Politik ändern? Sind tatsächlich "unberechenbare Herausforderungen" zu befürchten oder wird sich die umstrittene Präsidentschaft Trumps in die Realität des Amtes fügen?

Am Montag, 14. November 2016, 18.30 Uhr, findet im Forum Volkshochschule im Rautenstrauch-Joest-Musuem, Cäcilienstraße 29-33, eine Veranstaltung zu diesen hochaktuellen Fragen statt. Der SPD-Außenpolitiker Dr. Rolf Mützenich, Amerikanistin Dr. Elisabeth Schäfer-Wünsche von der Universität Bonn sowie die amerikanische Journalistin Courtney Tenz diskutieren die neue politische Lage in den USA und die Auswirkungen weltweit.

This talk is in: German
2020 US Election

Webinar zum US Wahl 2020, Bundeszentrale für Politische Bildung

This talk is in: German