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From 6 to 10 November Media Residents offers workshops for refugees working in media, initiatives focussed on supporting refugees and local producers of digital content who wants to set a sign for a liberal minded Germany. The main topics of our workshops are German media system, journalistic formats, media production, marketing and social media.

All workshops are held in English. The participation is free. Workshops take place at FMP1. (Franz-Mehring-Platz 1, 10243 Berlin)

November programme

6 Nov 2017

Media Residents Workshops

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6 Nov 2017  |   11:45am – 3:30pm  |   Andreas Lorenz (Spiegel)

Introduction to the German media landscape

The workshop gives an overview over the media landscape in Germany and the legal framework of journalism, including copyright and press law.

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6 Nov 2017    11:45am – 3:30pm    |  Henry Steinhau

How to work as a freelance journalist

The workshop gives an introduction to professional self-employment and provides practical knowledge.How to set up business plan? What needs to be done for social security? What means KSK, PV and VG Wort? What professional associations and instititions are relevant for freelance journalists in Germany?

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6 Nov 2017   11:45am – 3:30pm   |   Jenz Steiner

Interview training

The workshop gives an hands-on introduction to interview techniques: How to prepare an interview? How to take make the interviewee feels comfortable in front of a microphone? What kind of questions do you have to use to get precise answers? Jenz Steiner also teaches about the influence of voice and mode of speech.

7 Nov 2017

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7 Nov 2017  |  10:00am – 5:15pm   |   Julia Nowak

Photography basics

The workshop gives an introduction to digital and smartphone photography. The course starts with basic technical information, continues with a discusssion of creative and artistic aspects, like composition and perspective. In the afternoon the participants will do hands-on exercises.

Requirements: Please your camera or your smart phone with camera and a connection cable. 

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7 Nov 2017  |  10:00am – 5:15pm   |  Alexander Czekalla

Mobile reporting – journalism on the go

This compact course teaches how to use your smart phone as a journalistic tool and how to use Facebook Live. The workshops offers an introduction to software, editing and video content production by phone.

Requirements: Participants need to bring a smart phone, charger and head phones. The phone should have at least 1GB a free disk space. Also, the following apps need to be installed beforehand: Android: Powerdirector & Cinema FV-5  / iOS: FilmicPro & iMovie

8 Nov 2017

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8 Nov 2017  |  10:00am – 5:15pm   |  Alexander Czekalla

Blogging and blog design

The workshops teaches you how to set up und design a blog with the content management system WordPress. Over one day the participants learn how to register at WordPress, to select a topic, to embed articles and to install plug-ins. Identfying the target audience, as well as choosing the right keywords will help to successfully promote your blog.

Requirements: Please bring one portrait of you, one text “about me”, one text “about my work” and two to three texts with photos or other

9 Nov 2017

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9 Nov 2017  |  10:00am – 4:15pm   |  Ahmad Denno, Christina Heuschen & Rand Sabbagh   (eed be eed )

Special: EED BE EED workshop day

Changing our language – Redefining journalistic concepts in reporting about community issues

From refugee to integration: Journalists permanently use terms like this while reporting about community issues. Through this workshop participants will discover the different meanings and what effect they might have on readers and how they could interpret these meanings.

Crosscultural and multilingual journalism

As journalists in Berlin in general and the participants of the workshops in particular come from all over the world, everyone is speaking and writing in another language. But how do Arabic, English and German journalism differ from eacht other and what unites them? In this workshop participants will identify how Arabic, English and German journalism work and what the latest trends are. They will also learn how to use these forms alone or how to work with crosscultural and multilingual journalism

How to write articles

In the first part participants will get to know the basics in journalism. They will learn, what a good topic is defined, how to use different journalistic formats, to research and how to write for print and online. In a last step participants will use their newly learned skills to write articles.

10 Nov 2017

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10 Nov 2017  

Market place

The market place is a forum for networking and making the next step when it comes to marketing for your media projects. The participants can meet with initiatives, organisations and companies with high relevance for refugee related projects, content producers and distributors. By vetting and discussing your work in progress you learn how to finance your projects and how to reach your target audience.

+ Special: Networking night

10 Nov 2017  

Market place

Session 1  |  10:00am – 11:30am
Markus Streichardt, startnext

Session 2  |  11:45am – 1:15pm
Business development
Roberta Jordan

Session 3 |  2:00am – 3:30am
Community Building

Session 4  |  3:45am – 5:15pm
The Kollectiv

7 – 8 Nov 2017

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7 – 8 Nov 2017  |  Jenz Steiner  |  with special guests Matze Hielscher & Ariana Barborie 

Podcasting (2 days)

DAY 1  |  7 Nov 2017  |  10:00am – 5:15pm
Introduction to podcasting
Jenz Steiner

Podcasting and radio broadcasting are closely related to each other. Many radioshows are published online as podcasts after transmission. Nevertheless podcasting has developed own rules over the last decade. In this workshop we discuss and try to solve questions on marketing, journalistic and technical issues. What is the key to successful podcasting? How can I use podcasting for my projects and goals? How can I promote my podcast? How do I create a dramaturgy? How do I record, edit, compress and publish a podcast?  If you have a field recorder, a USB-Mic, headphones, a laptop and want to suit the action to the word, come and join the workshop.

DAY 2  |  8 Nov 2017  |  2:00pm – 4:30pm
Hands-on podcasting session
Matze Hielscher (Hotel Matze)

Matze Hielscher, host of the podcast Hotel Matze gives an hand-on insight in his work, how approches the podcasting format and how to prepare an interview.

+ SPECIAL: Talk & live podcast with host and comedian Ariana Barborie (Herrengedeck)

8 – 10 Nov 2017

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8 – 10 Nov  2017

Video production (3 days) – BOOKED OUT!

DAY 1 | 8 Nov 2017 | 10:00am – 5:15pm  |  Benjamin Kahlmeyer (hyperbole) Basics of video production

DAY 2 | 9. Nov 2017 | 10:00am – 5:15pm | with Video shoot with Wana Limar – on location and in the studio;
supporting coaches Dora Csala and Nafee Kurdi (eed be eed)

DAY 3 | 10. Nov 2017 | 10:00am – 5:15pm | Editing supporting coach Dora Csala



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8 – 10 Nov 2017  

Social media (3 days) – BOOKED OUT!

Day 1  |  8 Nov 2017  |  10:00am – 1:15pm Social media basics Tim Lüddemann, Jugendpresse Deutschland Day 2  |  9 Nov 2017  |  10:00am – 5:15pm Social media tools Bastian Koch, Media Residents, on Tools and Networks| Kelly Miller, Migration Matters, on Youtube |  Alf-Tobias Zahn, Studio GOOD digital, on Facebook and Instagram + Special: Talk with Wana Lima (funk) Day 3  |  10 Nov 2017  |  10:00am – 5:15pm Social media workflow Franziska Hauck on Community management | Anja Schwenke & Käthe Fischer, TLGG, on guidlines, netiquette, editorial planning & ‘the perfect post’ | Svenja Goebel on social media monitoring

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