Richard Meng (67) becomes the magazine’s new editor-in-chief Neue Gesellschaft / Frankfurter Hefte. The former editor-in-chief of Frankfurter Rundschau and former spokesman for the Berlin Senate, will succeed long-time editor-in-chief Thomas Meyer from October 1st Journal of Politics and Culture since 2005, announced the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung on Monday in Berlin.
In its current form, the magazine is based on an amalgamation of the social democratic groups New company with the left Catholic Frankfurt booklets back and is published by an independent editorial board on behalf of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung. Meyer remains a member of this editorial board. Meng was editor in various roles until 2007 Frankfurter Rundschau, most recently as deputy editor-in-chief and Berlin office manager.
From 2007 to 2014 he was spokesman for the Berlin Senate. Since then he has been working as a freelance journalist, including chairman of the board of trustees of the Karl Gerold Foundation (Frankfurt) and deputy chairman of the program advisory board of Arte Germany. the Frankfurt booklets were founded in 1946 by Eugen Kogon and Walter Dirks, who wanted to promote Christian socialism in post-war Germany. The magazine became an important forum for debate in the early Federal Republic. In 1985 it merged with the magazine New company.