Christian Salewski is a German journalist.

He holds a master's degree in political science (Diplom) and graduated from Deutsche Journalistenschule (DJS). After a stint as a freelance reporter in Israel and as a guest reporter with ProPublica in New York, Christian worked as a reporter and editor at Financial Times Deutschland until the newspaper closed down, after which he worked as a Holbrooke Journalist in Residence fellow in Washington, D.C. Back in Germany he founded "Follow the Money", an experimental journalism startup for innovative investigative storytelling.

Christian loves magazine journalism and feature writing, works as author and reporter for ARD's investigative news show Panorama and for print outlets such as DIE ZEIT. He is deeply interested in new formats of digital storytelling. His investigations, features and digital projects won several awards, including twice the Ernst Schneider prize, the CNN Journalist Award, the Herbert Quandt media prize, the Helmut Schmidt journalism prize, the Politik & Kultur journalism prize and the LeadAward in Gold.

Basic information

Christian Salewski
Finance, organised crime

Supported projects

Kunstjagd - The Hunt for the Jewish Mona Lisa

  • Art

A painting that saved the lives of more than 30 people but has been lost for almost eight decades. A case of looted art that leads from Germany’s present right into its dark past. That is the subject of the Kunstjagd investigation, a crowdsourced hunt for a piece of art.