Economic Journalist, Berlin, Germany
Ursula Weidenfeld studied history of economics, German studies and economics in Bonn and Munich and received her Ph.D. in Bonn. Following training at the Georg von Holtzbrinck School of business journalism in Düsseldorf, she worked as correspondent and deputy head of department at German weekly business news magazine "Wirtschaftswoche" before joining Berlin-based daily "Der Tagesspiegel". In 1999 she joined the founding team of "Financial Times Deutschland", where she led the corporations desk. At the end of 2001 she returned to "Der Tagesspiegel" and in 2004 became deputy editor-in-chief. From 2008 to 2009 she was editor-in-chief of the monthly business magazine "Impulse". She has written for the Düsseldorf-based business newspaper "Handelsblatt" since 2002, and has been a columnist for "Der Tagespiegel" since 2008. She has been running a website since 2009, (www.das-tut-man-nicht.de), in which people can post questions about ethical or moral conflict. Answers are provided by ethics experts, specialists and other members of the online community who have experienced similar problems. Weidenfeld edited a book "Was jetzt zu tun ist. Deutschland 2.0" ("What Needs to Be Done Now - Germany 2.0") by Wolfgang Clement and Friedrich Merz, published in 2010.