Fritz Csoklich

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Fritz Csoklich (born May 5, 1929 in Vienna , † October 22, 2009 in Graz ) was an Austrian journalist.


Csoklich studied German and history in Vienna; After completing his doctorate, he started as a journalist for the Kleine Zeitung in Graz in 1953 . In 1959 he was appointed provisional editor-in-chief after having previously completed his "apprenticeship and traveling years" at various German newspapers, such as the Rheinische Post in Düsseldorf, the Westfälische Nachrichten in Münster and the Kölnische Rundschau . In 1960 he was appointed editor-in-chief of the Kleine Zeitung and held that position for more than three decades until 1994.

In 1964, Csoklich was one of the supporters of the radio popular initiative initiated by independent newspapers .

In 2007 Csoklich was awarded the Austrian Cross of Honor for Science and Art, First Class .

On the occasion of his 90th birthday, the Styria Media Group and the Kleine Zeitung launched the Fritz Csoklich Democracy Prize . The first award winner was Arik Brauer .

Individual evidence

  1. Press release of the Styrian Provincial Government of June 15, 2007 ( Memento of the original of June 18, 2008 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link has been inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.  @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  2. ^ Fritz Csoklich Prize for Arik Brauer: Prize for the "Voice of Reason". July 8, 2019, accessed July 10, 2019 .

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