Florian Meissner was Senior Advisor, Germany at NewsGuard. He is Professor for Media Management and Journalism at the Macromedia University of Applied Sciences. Previously, he worked as a Communication Researcher at the Institute for Social Sciences, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf (Germany). Until early 2019, he was a Journalism Researcher and Educator at TU Dortmund University. Meissner also worked as a freelance journalist for many years, mainly for the public broadcasters WDR (West German Broadcasting) and ZDF (Second German Television).
Meissner graduated from TU Dortmund University in Journalism and Sociology. He wrote a Ph.D. thesis on German and Japanese media coverage of the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster in Japan.