After 13 years
“After more than 13 years of structural change and new beginnings” – Responsible for the APA Group projects and future internationalization projects.
More than 13 years later, at the head of the APA editorial offices, Michael Lang (54) resigned as editor in chief of the Austrian Press Agency at the end of the year. “After nearly a year of analysis and development of a future news agency, it’s time for structural change and a new beginning,” said Lang.
Managing Director Clemens Pig thanked Lang for his many merits and was pleased that the 54-year-old from 2019 was responsible for the projects of the APA group and internationalization on his side.
Lang began his career at the agency for more than 30 years in the APA Chronicle section, headed the department for three years in the mid-nineties, and in 1997 he became deputy editor-in-chief. Along with APA’s transition, he was appointed editor-in-chief in the Newsroom editor at Vienna Nasmarktte (2005), and four years later the Austrian Journalist magazine selected him as “Editor-in-Chief of the Year.”
The editor-in-chief of the European news agency group has identified himself alongside his tireless efforts to secure independent agency reporting, especially through numerous innovative projects and the transformation of the editorial board into also the technologically leading journalistic service provider in Austria. The news media network, with all areas and subsidiaries of the APA, which it has sought, is still considered a role model for change processes in numerous German and international media houses.
“For nearly a decade and a half, Michael Lang was a model for managing and managing the judges of the APA drafting group, and on behalf of the APA leadership, I thank him for his personal commitment to the independence of the APA reporting and numerous editorial innovation projects that are being implemented under his responsibility. Michael Lang always focused on the overall welfare of the editorial board and the company and made an important contribution to the integration and further development of the entire APA group of companies. “I am very pleased that the outgoing editor-in-chief will remain in the leadership of the APA Group in his new role,” emphasizes Clemens Swing, chairman of the board of APA.
As of January 1, 2019, the APA editorial board will consist of Johannes Brukenberger, Katharina Schell and Werner Muller. The management will propose that Johannes Brukenberger be appointed as the new chief editor of the APA at committee meetings on 11 December.