Through its commitment to society at large, LGT Bank Austria pursues its aim of creating long-term, reliable value.
Journalistic quality in the field of financial and economic reporting is important, which is why LGT Bank Austria is offering the LGT Media Award. A total of € 6,000 has been allocated for this award which will be granted to journalists who are able to handle complex economic and financial issues in a lively, ambitious, understandable manner.
Awards will go to excellent journalistic contributions in the field of economic reporting in print and/or on-line media which reflect specialist information, knowledge about economic circumstances and their analysis, the author's research efforts and the ability to present facts so that they can be understood by the general public. Above all, it should be evident that the author’s contribution takes into account market developments and trends which affect all areas of the political economy.
All journalists who appear in German-language print and on-line media published as daily, periodic or specialist media whose editorial offices are based in Austria are authorised to participate. The evaluation covers all types of journalistic forms of presentation published between 1 December 2018 and 30 November 2019. The relationship between the author and the media under employment law is not significant.
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On Wednesday, 27 February 2019, the LGT Medienpreis 2019, moderated by Michael Fleischhacker, was awarded in the Stadtpalais Liechtenstein. The award ceremony honors outstanding journalistic contributions by journalists in the field of economics and finance.
From all submissions, an independent five-member jury evaluated and selected eight contributions in anonymous form. The prize is endowed with a total of EUR 6,000 and was presented by H.S.H. Prince Philipp von und zu Liechtenstein, Chairman LGT.
The lucky winners of the LGT Medienpreis 2019 are
|1st prize: Pensionen: Reformdruck steigt||Christian Höller / Die Presse|
|2nd prize: Kann man sich heute noch etwas aufbauen?||Jeannine Hierländer, Nicole Stern, Jakob Zirm / Die Presse|
|3rd prize: Notruf||Christina Hiptmayr / Profil|
|3rd prize: Artikel-Serie Kärnten||Simone Hoepke / Kurier|
As guest of honor, Dr. Charles Ritterbrand gave a keynote under the tile "Journalism - life-threatening and essential".
"Committed and qualified journalism is indispensable for understanding economic structures and developments. We would like to honor this achievement with the LGT Medienpreis. We want to introduce and reward those journalists who know how to present the sometimes dry and very complex economic topics in a clear and understandable way," says Meinhard Platzer, Co-CEO of LGT Bank Austria.
Teach For Austria campaigns for equal opportunities in the educational system and fosters children and adolescents from low-income and educationally disadvantaged families.
To achieve this, Teach For Austria recruits university graduates who stand out both on a personal and on a professional level. After thorough educational preparation, they teach as fully-fledged teachers (fellows) for at least two years in urban secondary schools and 'new middle schools' that are subjected to an exceptionally high social burden. During this period, they are supported by experienced trainers.
LGT Bank Austria supports Fellow Petra Pajic, who teaches in a polytechnic in Vienna's 20th district. Like every fellow, she helps some 100 children to make up for deficits in performance at school each year.
Visit http://www.teachforaustria.at/ for more information
Meinhard Platzer and Dietmar Baumgartner, Co-CEOs LGT Bank Österreich
"The market for information is becoming bigger and more diverse all the time. This makes the media, which filter, contextualize, explain and comment on it, all the more important. By presenting the LGT Media Prize to outstanding young journalists, we hope to raise awareness of the importance of a free press."