Tilo Jung

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Jung in November 2015
Born (1985-10-21) October 21, 1985 (age 37)

Tilo Jung (born October 21, 1985) is a German journalist and chief editor of the political webshow Jung & Naiv (Young & Naive).


Life and career

At the age of 15, Jung began to contribute as a freelance reporter to the regional daily newspaper Nordkurier on topics which included the year he spent as an exchange school pupil in Texas. [1]

In 2006, he moved to Berlin, enrolling to study business and law at Humboldt University, but he did not graduate. In 2011, he started his career as a journalist interviewing and editing coverage for the radio show Medienmagazin on radioeins, hosted by Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg.

Initially, Jung published uncut interviews on his YouTube channel. The German commercial television station Joiz.Germany began to broadcast episodes of Jung & Naiv six months later, but stopped in November 2014 when the station became insolvent. Notable guests on Jung's show were politicians, journalists and other commentators, including Peer Steinbrück, Jürgen Trittin, [2] Heiko Maas, Jeremy Scahill, Noam Chomsky, and Glenn Greenwald. [3]

In 2015, Jung shifted his focus to the Bundespressekonferenzen , the regular press conferences of the German government. In mid-April, he began to post shorter, topic-related videos excerpted from his full-length videos on YouTube. He also began a collaborative effort with Stefan Schulz, a journalist from the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. [4] Other journalists and television programs, such as the heute-show and NDR's Zapp Magazin, have interviewed Jung or broadcast segments of his programs. Jung works independently and is supported by his web viewers through crowdfunding.


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  1. Stefan Schulz (14 March 2014). "Wer was zu sagen hat, kann ewig reden". Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (online). Retrieved 7 January 2018.
  2. Miranda Neubauer (2013-08-22). "Young and Naive YouTube Questions for German Politicians". techPresident . Retrieved 2015-10-20.
  3. Jack Mirkinson (2013-10-17). "Jeremy Scahill Talks About Glenn Greenwald Website". The Huffington Post . Retrieved 2015-10-20.
  4. Stefan Schulz, Tilo Jung. "Wer wir sind". aufwachen-podcast.de. Retrieved 2015-06-15.
  5. "Preis an "Jung & Naiv - Politik für Desinteressierte"". YouTube. 2014-07-06. Retrieved 2015-10-20.