I’m Fabian, a freelance journalist and podcaster from Hamburg.
On this site you will find samples of my work and links to projects I’m engaged in, like my podcast network Sixgun Productions. I also keep a blog here, where I write quite personal things most of the time. Sometimes I use it to publish stories that, for some reason or other, weren’t commissioned. If you like my writings, you can hire me.
In January of 2019, I embarked on a new career as a freelancer. Before that, I was employed as an editor for heise online in Hanover. I was previously writing English language tech news for The H in London.
For over six years, I have been writing and editing online news articles on a daily basis. My main areas of expertise are information security, open source software and web technologies. From time to time, I also write about operating systems, video games and entertainment topics. My print experience includes regular news stories and several headline articles in c’t magazine, Europe’s largest computer magazine.
I’ve been a prime time interview guest on most of Germany’s major TV stations – including ARD, ZDF, RTL and SAT.1 – concerning a wide variety of tech topics. I appear regularly on local and national radio shows.
I have been producing English and German language podcasts in my home studio for more then twelve years now. With Linux Outlaws, I once co-created one of the most popular open source podcasts at a time when podcasts were still very new and somewhat revolutionary. Among other things, this project also gave rise to OggCamp, currently the largest open source community conference in the UK.
|In-depth investigative research on complex topics both for breaking news stories and complex feature articles.||I have more than seven years of experience in expressing my thoughts succinctly and quickly bringing copy to press.||Live TV interviews at a minute’s notice or public speaking in front of several hundred people doesn’t intimidate me.|
|For more than a decade, I have been planning, presenting and producing high quality podcasts both in English and German.||With c’t uplink, I co-created a very successful video format. Hosting video shows has become second nature to me.||I have designed logos and wordmarks for several projects. I’ve also created scientific illustrations and infographics.|