Anja Krieger

Main focus: plastic in the environment

Twitter handle: @anjakrieger


Languages: English, German

City: Berlin

Country: Germany

Topics: science communication, radio, journalism, science journalism, anthropocene, climate, fact-checking, oceans, environment, plastics


I am a freelance journlalist, and creator, host and producer of Plastisphere, the podcast on plastic, people, and the planet.

I report for radio, online and print media on the environment, science, and technology, as an independent author and producer. My reports have appeared on German national public radio Deutschlandfunk, in print newspapers like DIE ZEIT and taz, as well as English media such as Nature, PRI The World, Ensia, Vox News, and Climate Home.

I hold a German Diploma in Cultural Sciences from the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder), and have studied two semesters abroad in Salamanca, Spain, and Berkeley, California. In 2015-2016, I was one of ten Knight Science Journalism Fellows at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where I completed an in-depth program in science writing and environmental sciences through courses at MIT and Harvard University.

Awards I won include the Fraunhofer UMSICHT Science Award for a radio feature on solutions to marine plastic pollution, and the HostwriterPrize, together with the Climate News Mosaic collective. I am a member of RiffReporter, a new ecosystem for freelance journalism, which won the Grimme Online Award.

Examples of previous talks / appearances:

Presseclub für alle, Veranstaltungsreihe der RiffReporter mit der Zentral- und Landesbibliothek Berlin

02.06.2019 | Gesundheit ist kein Zufall

Mit Peter Spork, Wissenschaftsjournalist, Bestsellerautor und Gründer des RiffReporter-Projekts „Erbe & Umwelt“.
Moderation: Anja Krieger

07.04.2019 | Gegen den Plastikmüll

Mit Anja Krieger, Gründerin des RiffReporter-Projekts Plastisphere
Moderation: Christian Schwägerl, Journalist, Buchautor und Mitgründer von RiffReporter

03.02.2019 | In die Zukunft schauen – geht das?

Mit Rainer Kurlemann, Journalist u.a für Bild der Wissenschaft und Mitgründer von „Zukunftsreporter“,
Moderation: Anja Krieger

02.12.2018 | Der Klimajournalismusgipfel

Mit Christopher Schrader, RiffReporter, Mitarbeiter von SZ, Spiegel Online sowie Gründer des Projekts „KlimaSocial“
Moderation: Anja Krieger

This talk is in: German
Fact-checking science (stories)

EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF)
July 11, 2018
Toulouse, France

Organized by Deborah Blum (Knight Science Journalism Program at MIT) with Brooke Borel, Anja Krieger, Maximilian Schäfer (Der Spiegel), Jane Roberts and Tom Zeller (Undark Magazine)

This talk is in: English
Moderation: Radio and Audio Strategies for External Cultural Relations

ifa-Edition Culture and Foreign Policy
October 24–25, 2013
Berlin, Germany

Panel "Education" with Vincent Guiltat (RFI) Maja Braun/Florian Weigand (DW). Moderator: Anja Krieger
Panel “Independent Voices” with Fred Petrossian (Radio Farda), Matthias von Hein, Milo Rau ("Hate Radio”). Moderator: Anja Krieger

This talk is in: English
Vortrag: "Wissensmacher" an der TU Dortmund

Thema: „Wissenschaft zum Hören und Lesen – frei und international“
24. Oktober 2016

This talk is in: German
Moderation and Facilitation: Wikimedia Chapters Meeting 2012

March 30-April 1, 2012
Berlin, Germany
Co-Moderator: Anna Lena Schiller

This talk is in: English
Moderation and Facilitation: Wikimedia Chapters Meeting 2011

May 25-27, 2011
Berlin, Germany
Co-Moderator: Sabria David

This talk is in: English
Podiumsdiskussion: Wikipedia und Kritik

26. September 2010

Mit Thomas König, Geert Lovink, Anne Roth und Mathias Schindler. Moderation: Anja Krieger

This talk is in: German
Moderation and Facilitation: Wikimedia Chapters Meeting 2010

April 14-16, 2010
Berlin, Germany
Co-Moderator: Don Dahlmann

This talk is in: English