Harald Martenstein is well acquainted with the giving and receiving of awards. Having sat on the Grimme- and Max-Ophüls-Award juries, Martenstein himself has accepted both the Henri-Nannen and Kirsch awards. He is a columnist for the “Zeit” newspaper and editor at the “Tagesspiegel” newspaper, where he had also been a long-time film critic. His novel “The Way Home” was published in 2007 as well as a collection of columns entitled “Männer sind wie Pfirsische” (Men are like Peaches). Born in Mainz in 1953, he has been living in Berlin for many years.
Johnny Haeusler is a blogger and media designer as well as a former radio announcer and front man of the successful German rock band, Plan B. Haeusler received the Grimme Online Award for his blog “Spreeblick”, one of Germany’s most widely-read. Haeusler lives with his wife and their two sons in Kreuzberg, Berlin.
Mathias Blüm has worked with new media companies for many years and is well acquainted with viral communication forms and their contents. After studying electrical engineering at Ruhr-Universität Bochum, his work has included that of product manager for music at the German search engine Fireball.de and head of marketing for portals and products at Lycos Europe. Since 2008, Blüm has been manager at the internet-video portal Clipfish.