Miriam Meckel (born July 18, 1967) is a German journalist and professor for Corporate Communication, editor and publisher of the German magazine Wirtschaftswoche and Director of the Institute for Media and Communication Management at the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland.
In November 2014, Meckel was appointed editor-in-chief of Germany’s leading business weekly Wirtschaftswoche, as the first woman to hold that position. In April 2017, she became the publisher of the magazine.From 2001-2005, Meckel served as the State Secretary at the department of the Premier of the German State of North Rhine-Westphalia and government spokeswoman, and later the State Secretary for Europe, International Affairs and Media. From 1999 to 2001 she was a professor of communication sciences at the University of Münster in Germany. Her publications include texts on media economics, communication, and cyberpolitics; in 2010 she wrote about her experience with burn-out syndrome. Her book became the basis for an award-winning television movie in 2016.As a member of the international jury for the Development Gateway Foundation of the World Bank, Meckel was instrumental in designing the Development Gateway Award (Petersberg Prize).
In November 2001 Meckel received the Cicero Award for best speech in the academia category.