Shoshana Zuboff to receive the 2019 Axel Springer Award

The award ceremony will be held on November 7, 2019 at the Axel Springer Journalists’ Club in Berlin The 2019 Axel Springer Award will be presented to Shoshana Zuboff. With the award, Axel Springer is honoring the work of the American scholar and author (“The Age of Surveillance Capitalism”) for her many years of scholarly critical […]

Mathias Döpfner

“Following the inventor of the World Wide Web, the founder of social media and the founder of the world’s largest e-commerce company, in 2019 Axel Springer is honoring Shoshana Zuboff with the Axel Springer Award for her courage and forthright stance in analyzing the problematic sides of the digital economy as well as her tireless efforts to […]

“An Evening for Jeff Bezos”: Amazon founder receives the Axel Springer Award 2018 in Berlin / Mathias Döpfner: “We want to encourage young people to think big”.

Laudation by John Elkann, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Fiat corporation, in honor of Jeff Bezos / Warren Buffet, Bill Gates, Sir Martin Sorrell and Steven Spielberg send their congratulations / Biographical episodes from Bezos’s life displayed in a miniature world / The guests are founders from the start-up scene, top managers […]

Press Release: Announcement 2018

23.1.2018 Jeff Bezos receives the Axel Springer Award 2018 Award ceremony with Jeff Bezos on April 24, 2018 at the Axel Springer Group headquarters in Berlin Jeff Bezos, 54, founder and CEO of Amazon Inc. and owner of “The Washington Post”, is the recipient of this year’s Axel Springer Award. With this award, Axel Springer […]

Mathias Döpfner

Mathias Döpfner

“Jeff Bezos is receiving the Axel Springer Award 2018, because he was the first person almost a quarter of a century ago to recognize the potential of trading goods on the Internet and, with Amazon, he created a global corporation which he then led to unique business success. At a time when the digital economy […]

Axel Springer Award 2017: An Evening for World Wide Web Inventor Sir Timothy Berners-Lee

On May 2, 2017, Axel Springer presented Sir Timothy Berners-Lee with the Axel Springer Award for 2017. “An Evening for Sir Timothy Berners-Lee” saw representatives from media, politics, business, culture and science honoring the inventor of the World Wide Web in a reception at the Axel Springer Journalists Club in Berlin. “Please, no red carpet!” […]

Tim Berners-Lee

Press Release: Announcement 2017

27.3.2017 Axel Springer Award 2017 for World Wide Web inventor Sir Timothy Berners-Lee Award ceremony on May 2, 2017 at the Axel Springer Journalists Club This year’s Axel Springer Award goes to Sir Timothy Berners-Lee. With this award, Axel Springer recognizes the work of the British computer scientist who in 1989 created the foundations of […]

Mathias Döpfner

Mathias Döpfner

“His challenge was to overcome borders and bring people together. Sir Timothy Berners-Lee found a solution and at the same time laid the foundation for nothing less than a radical transformation of our world.”