Kai Diekmann publishes a book about his time at “Bild” – and advertises it extensively. Regarding the turbulence surrounding Springer, the ex-editor-in-chief says he is “thank God not part of this drama”. Is that so?
When the media unrest about the dismissal of Picture-editor-in-chief Julian Reichelt was looking for a Springer CEO Mathias Döpfner in November 2022 one public under his control. In an episode of the in-house podcast “On the record”, he spoke of lessons he had learned and of a “necessary critical distance” that he may have lacked from the former editor-in-chief. And then Mathias Döpfner said – without getting so specific that it could have had any real value for everyone but himself – “I can only apologize”.