The decision is not an easy one. Give up four semesters of business administration at the University of Bayreuth in order to study closer to your dream job as a journalist? In summer 1990, Christian Liebig told his fellow business administration students that accounting and statistics were now a thing of the past. “You will continue to count peas. I’m going to do something decent,” they hear.
A pert saying. Because with the master’s degree in communication sciences, economics and politics in Essen, one thing is clear: Now comes the journalistic bullock tour. Club meetings, trade fair interviews: first professional steps in the Essen local editorial department of the “Neue Ruhr-Zeitung”.