Fergus Falls: The Relotius Scandal Reaches a Small Town in America

Fergus Falls The Relotius Scandal Reaches a Small Town in America

Claas Relotius, the DER SPIEGEL journalist outed this week for churning out fraudulent stories, wrote for the magazine about the U.S. town of Fergus Falls. Two locals fact-checked his reporting, and their verdict is devastating -- a perfect example of how DER SPIEGEL's editorial safeguards failed. more... Comment ]

Relotius Journalistic Fraud Case Statement from DER SPIEGEL's Editors-in-Chief

Claas Relotius wrote many seemingly excellent feature stories for DER SPIEGEL, but unfortunately most of them apparently contain fabricated passages. We are sorry about what has happened and we are investigating with the requisite humility. By Steffen Klusmann and Dirk Kurbjuweit more... Comment ]


Reporter Forgery: DER SPIEGEL Reveals Internal Fraud

Reporter Forgery DER SPIEGEL Reveals Internal Fraud

A DER SPIEGEL reporter committed large-scale journalistic fraud over several years. Internal clues and research have provided significant evidence against reporter Claas Relotius, who has since admitted to the falsifications and is no longer employed by DER SPIEGEL. Other media organizations may also have been affected. By Ullrich Fichtner more... Comment ]

Social Design Award: Vote For Your Favorite Neighborhood Project

Social Design Award Vote For Your Favorite Neighborhood Project

Waffles for everybody, a children's hotel, a community beer garden: We have narrowed down the Social Design Award submissions to a shortlist of 10. Which one is your favorite? It's time to submit your vote for the Audience Award. By Marianne Wellershoff more... Comment ]


Social Design Award 2018: The Final Dash in Our Readers' Competition!

Social Design Award 2018 The Final Dash in Our Readers' Competition!

Joint activities, joint projects and improved cooperation: SPIEGEL ONLINE and SPIEGEL WISSEN are looking for the best ideas for creating a vibrant neighborhood. Send us your proposal by August 31! By Marianne Wellershoff more...

Hamburg Refugee Helper: 'Integration Cannot Succeed Like This'

Hamburg Refugee Helper 'Integration Cannot Succeed Like This'

Christine Simon-Noll is active helping refugees in Hamburg's HafenCity neighborhood. She says it is getting much tougher to find volunteers. In an interview, she outlines what needs to happen in order to ensure successful integration. Interview Conducted by Marianne Wellershoff more... Comment ]


'There Was No Crash': Flight Investigator Claims Murder-Suicide on MH370

'There Was No Crash' Flight Investigator Claims Murder-Suicide on MH370

Canadian accident investigator Larry Vance claims to have solved the mystery of the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370. In an interview, he explains why he believes the plane's captain deliberately ditched the aircraft. Interview Conducted By Marco Evers more... Comment ]

'He Calls Me Arthur and I Call Him Sir': Forty Years with Britain's Royals

'He Calls Me Arthur and I Call Him Sir' Forty Years with Britain's Royals

Arthur Edwards has spent over 40 years photographing the royal family for Britain's Sun newspaper. In an interview, he talks about his experiences and Prince Harry's wedding this weekend. Interview Conducted by Hauke Goos and Jörg Schindler more... Comment ]


Nobel Ignominy: Literature, Lust and Lies at the Swedish Academy

Nobel Ignominy Literature, Lust and Lies at the Swedish Academy

The Swedish Academy will not be awarding a Nobel prize in literature this year. And a closer look at the swamp of scandal in Stockholm raises doubts as to whether it can ever be rehabilitated. By Georg Diez more... Comment ]