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Jonas Schorr
City Mayors' Media & City Branding Correspondent

City Mayors' Media and City Branding Correspondent Jonas Schorr recently completed a two-year masters programme in Global Media & Communications through the London School of Economics and Fudan University in Shanghai, home to one of China’s leading Journalism Schools. He became interested in urban affairs and social media through his research in public communication of inter-city cooperation and place branding.

He completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Corporate Communications at a leading German business school and grew up in Berlin. He has lived and studied in France, Singapore, the United Kingdom and China. In addition to English, Jonas speaks German, French and some Mandarin. He is currently based in Berlin.

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German Mayors
Mayors:
Germany is a country made up of thousands of towns and cities, all with directly elected mayors. A city (Großstadt) is officially defined as an administration unit with a population greater than 100,000. As of 2013, there are 76 cities in Germany. Only four cities, Berlin, Hamburg, München (Munich) and Köln (Cologne), are Millionenstädte - cities with a population of more than one million. Nine cities have a population of more than 500,000 people. The mayors’ terms of office vary between five and nine years, depending on the state. Each municipal council is headed by an elected mayor, known as Bürgermeister  - or Oberbürgermeister (lord mayor) in most larger cities. More


DEVELOPMENT
London Olympics: The Games will be a success
but doubts over their long-term legacy remain

7 September 2011: For seven weeks, from 27 July to 9 September 2012, the Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games will take place in London. Since winning the 2005 bid against its competitors Paris, New York and Moscow, while promising that the 30th Olympiad would regenerate London’s East End, a lot has changed in England’s sixth-most deprived district of Newham and the surrounding areas of Stratford. More


MARKETING
Local democracy strengthened
by new social media platforms

2 June 2011: Around the world, governments at all levels are facing new demands, new expectations and a fast-growing array of new technologies and tools by which such demands and expectations can be met. At the heart of those new technologies lies social media and it promises development towards increased and enhanced citizen participation in politics. More


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German Mayors
15 January 2015:
Germany is a country made up of thousands of towns and cities, all with directly elected mayors. A city (Großstadt) is officially defined as an administration unit with a population greater than 100,000. As of 2013, there are 76 cities in Germany. Only four cities, Berlin, Hamburg, München (Munich) and Köln (Cologne), are Millionenstädte - cities with a population of more than one million. Nine cities have a population of more than 500,000 people. The mayors’ terms of office vary between five and nine years, depending on the state. Each municipal council is headed by an elected mayor, known as Bürgermeister  - or Oberbürgermeister (lord mayor) in most larger cities. More







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