David Schraven leads the investigative newsroom CORRECTIV as Publisher.
After spending time at taz and Süddeutsche Zeitung, he worked as a freelance journalist in the business and North Rhine-Westphalia departments of the Welt-group. While working as a guest journalist for Time Magazine, David was in New York on September 11th when the towers fell. Between 2010 and 2014 David was in charge of the research department at the Content Desk of Funke-Mediengruppe (WAZ/NRZ/WR/WP).
David recieved the Wächterpreis der Tagespresse award for his investigation of the poisoning at the river Ruhr. He was awarded the Research Prize of the Swiss Wolfgang-Fichtner-Foundation in corruption. His report on the German military’s Afghanistan mission Kriegszeiten (Wartimes) was nominated for the German Youth Literature Award. His graphic report on right-wing terrorism Weisse Wölfewas awarded the Deutscher Reporterpreis. For supervising the investigation into the downing of flight MH17 over Eastern Ukraine he was awarded the Grimme Online Award.