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The missing journalist is said to be the deputy editor-in-chief of the “SZ”.

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The missing journalist is said to be the deputy editor-in-chief of the “SZ”.

Berlin. A police operation is underway in the Inn Valley in Bavaria and Austria. They are probably looking for a well-known journalist from the “Süddeutsche Zeitung”.

Missing person search in the Inn Valley: The police have been on duty in the Bavarian-Austrian border region since Thursday morning. According to media reports, over 100 emergency services from both countries were on site at times and used around a dozen boats to search for a missing female person. According to information from “Passauer Neue PresseThis is said to be Alexandra Föderl-Schmid, the deputy editor-in-chief of the “Süddeutsche Zeitung”.

According to information from the newspaper, a woman was seen in water that was around six degrees cold. Of the police the medium claims to have received information about the identity of the person being sought. When asked by our editorial team, neither the state police headquarters in Upper Austria nor the police in Munich provided any further information about the person. Only the search for a 53-year-old woman was confirmed.

According to the police, the rescue team’s search operation has ended

At the site on the Inn, several objects are said to have been discovered that clearly belonged to the missing person journalist can be assigned. Her car was also discovered nearby. According to “Passauer Neue Presse”, there is also talk in police circles of a farewell letter. According to the police, the major search operation by the rescue workers has now ended, but the investigation into the case is ongoing, according to a spokesman for the Munich police when asked by our editorial team. This could also mean that the search will be started again if new findings are discovered.

In the past few days it was Föderl-Schmid increasingly come under criticism. The focus was on her handling of sources in journalistic texts as well as allegations of plagiarism in relation to her doctoral thesis. The plagiarism report was paid for by the right-wing populist news portal “Nius” under the direction of former “Bild” boss Julian Reichelt. According to the examiner Stefan Weber, the investigation of Föderl-Schmid’s dissertation is still in its early stages. However, the portal already reported and headlined the “plagiarism scandal”.

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After the allegations became known, Föderl-Schmid, according to the “Süddeutsche Zeitung” even the University of Salzburg asked for theirs Dissertation to check for evidence of misconduct. Her doctoral thesis was submitted in 1996 and, according to a “Spiegel” report, is entitled “From monopoly to market: ten years of the dual broadcasting system in Germany”.

The journalist had withdrawn from the day-to-day operations of the “SZ”.

The “Süddeutsche” also has its own Investigation initiated and commissioned an external commission to examine the allegations, which primarily relate to the deputy head’s journalistic work. The journalist then withdrew from the day-to-day operations of the medium.

On Wednesday the newspaper announced that the former “Spiegel” editor-in-chief Steffen Klusmann Together with the head of the German Journalism School, Henriette Löwisch, and the Eichstätt journalism professor Klaus Meier, the allegations against Föderl-Schmid are to be clarified. The “Süddeutsche” wrote that the editor-in-chief wanted to check whether Föderl-Schmid “handled sources improperly when writing texts and thereby violated journalistic standards.” This was the accusation made by several media outlets against the deputy editorial director. In addition, the editor-in-chief has already confirmed that there was incorrect handling of sources by Föderl-Schmid.

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