We want to establish satellite journalism as a new discipline of journalistic work. Because what used to be the preserve of the military and intelligence services opens up completely new research opportunities for female journalists. That's why Marcus Pfeil and Michael Anthony founded Vertical52 in 2023. In Berlin - on the 52nd parallel.

Marcus has specialized in complex storytelling projects since 2012. With his teams, he produced numerous award-winning stories: For example, he tracked electronic waste that was smuggled into West Africa. Or a missing painting that saved the life of a Jewish family in 1938. He builds his stories using innovative technologies such as GPS transmitters or sensors, which he used to make three dairy cows talk, for example. He has been researching from space since 2022.

Michael is a socially engaged entrepreneur from Hamburg. He also worked as a journalist for several years and founded journalists.network, the Institute for Foreign Journalism. From 2002 to 2015, he built the microinsurance business for Allianz and introduced satellite technology in agricultural insurance. In 2018, he co-founded Earth Analytics India in Mumbai with sarmap. With Vertical, he aims to leverage his experience in remote sensing for investigative research.

Unterstützt werden wir von:

Zu unseren ersten Kunden gehören: