Editor’s note: In an ongoing series, INMA is profiling our most engaged members — our super fans. At a time when we have less face-to-face time, we hope this gives members a chance to learn more about each other. Today we profile Lukas Lampart, project manager print production/news manager for Tamedia in Zurich, Switzerland.
Lukas Lampart wishes he had known how radically and rapidly changes in the media world would progress when he started his career. But, he said, “the way media has evolved and continues to evolve is what makes this such an exciting industry.”
One of the things Lampart, project manager print production/news manager for Tamedia in Zurich, Switzerland, is most proud of is the successful integration of The Basler Zeitung into the Tamedia Group. Lampart said: “I learned no matter how tall the mountain is, if your team chips in, it will work.”
INMA recently caught up with Lampart to learn more about him.
INMA: What big lesson have you learned over the past couple of years that helped shape your plans for 2022?
Lampart: Don’t wait for the right time. Just do it.
INMA: What makes you excited to get out of bed in the morning?
Lampart: Coffee — and our newspapers.
INMA: What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learned in your career?
Lampart: Working together is success.
INMA: What do you do to relax?
INMA: If you hadn’t gone into news media, what was your back-up plan?
Lampart: I probably would have become a teacher.
INMA: What is your favourite thing to read?
Lampart: Books. Printed. Preferably in bed with a headlamp.
INMA: What do you find the most challenging/interesting about the news media industry right now?
Lampart: How to make people want to pay for good journalism again. And to find ways to compensate for the loss of advertising revenue.
INMA: What are you most excited about for the near future?
Lampart: I’m really looking forward to making vacation plans — and hopefully finally being able to put them into action.