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Be aware of the “makers of ‘everything’”

The annual report on the “State of the News Media” was published today by the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism. Very brief some of its most interesting outcomes: Mobile devices are also “providing a boost to long-form … Continue reading

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IMIM @Berlin

Last week we came back from IMIM’s second module in Berlin — exhausted but happy after a week crammed with studying, brainstorming, forming concepts, making contacts. And: having fun with participants and lecturers from all over Europe and Egypt. Some … Continue reading

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Zeiler: “Competition is a nucleus of innovation”

During IMIM’s second attendance module in Berlin, Gerhard Zeiler, CEO of RTL Group, lectured at the MA program at Berlin University for Professional Studies last Thursday, 26 January. After discussing RTL’s strategy with the students for 3 hours, he took … Continue reading

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Austrian journalists’ protest spreading through IMIM network

Mission accomplished! The editors of the Austrian public broadcaster ORF succeeded in protesting against their boss’ decisions: He withdrew politically motivated nominations of several positions in the broadcaster’s top management. Dieter Bornemann, one of imim’s participants, is the ORF’s Deputy Head of … Continue reading

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imim’s participant Bornemann as spokesman of Austrian public broadcaster’s protest

The editorial office of Austria’s public broadcaster ORF is protesting against political influence — Dieter Bornemann, one of imim’s participants, is Head of the Economic Desk there and the journalists elected spokesman. Several Austrian newspapers focused their reporting on the … Continue reading

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Interview with imim’s lecturer Bill Horn, New York Times

This week Austrian public radio Ö1 broadcast an interview that was conducted during the Master’s programme’s first week in Vienna with Bill Horn — you can listen to it here: “Digital Leben”, January 3, 2012 (in German) Bill, Video Desk … Continue reading

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Partnership with Poynter’s NewsU started in December

imim started a cooperation with the Poynter Institute, one of the most respected training institutes in the fields of journalism and media worldwide, situated in St. Petersburg/Florida: The International Media Innovation Management certificate program was developed in partnership between Medienhaus Wien and … Continue reading

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Integrating the newsroom in Switzerland, Germany… and what about Austria?

Courageous steps in cautious times: Two German-speaking newspapers have announced last week that they will integrate (parts of) their newsrooms for the print and online edition: With 2011 being the third year in a row to close with a surplus, Berlin’s … Continue reading

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The third dimension

As Jeff Jarvis has been advocating for years now, news should be delivered as a process rather than a product. The traditional publishing industry probably frowns upon the requirement, because “newspapers as a[n information] distribution system just aren’t equipped to handle … Continue reading

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Some interesting links of Thurs/Friday’s sessions

topsy Real-time search for the social web evaer Recording Skype audio in MP3 format if this then that Put the internet to work for you pipes Composition tool to aggregate, manipulate, and mashup content from around the web tweetdeck Desktop … Continue reading

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