Remembering Dr. Rahofer, Co-Founder of the U.S.-Austrian Journalism Exchange

Feb 282011

ICFJ is saddened by the recent loss of our dear colleague, Dr. Meinrad Rahofer, Austria’s heart and soul of quality journalism training, and co-founder of the U.S.-Austrian Journalism Exchange Fellowship program.

Rahofer, who was director of the Salzburg-based Austrian Media Academy (Kuratorium für Journalistenausbildung - KfJ), passed away on Feb. 12 after a short, but severe illness at the age of 54. He is survived by his nine-year-old daughter.