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  • 8 November 2010 | {CATEGORY}

    An Italian in Berlin: Tales of a political correspondent

    Italian freelance journalist Alessandro Alviani has lived and worked in Berlin for four years. A political correspondent whose investigation into Catholic sex abuse won an Igor Man Award, he compares the media landscapes of Germany and his home country.
  • 6 October 2010 | {CATEGORY}

    ‘We don’t sell soap’: Addressing transparency in journalism

    If it's a journalist's duty to inform the public then I think it's essential that we have a dialogue with the public. I think you're only doing half of your job if we're not prepared to put ourselves out there and have a discussion with our readers about what we've written.
  • 14 June 2010 | {CATEGORY}

    How to get your sound in the cloud

    Although audio recording and editing has become as easy as drag-and-drop, journalists should not forgo the quest for quality. “I am not a big fan of people starting to talk into a microphone just for fun. Those kinds of podcasts usually last for hours and you'll never listen to them again. Apart from that it's quite easy: Think about what you want to tell people and do it," says Marcus Bösch, who teaches online journalism at the DW Academy.
  • 18 May 2010 | {CATEGORY}

    BILDblog founder on lessons learned while writing a book

    The co-founder of German media watchdog site BILDblog talks to the EJC about the difficulties of switching from fulltime blogging to working on a book about the everyday impact of right-wing politics in Germany. His writing process led him to again realise that good journalism happens independent of a medium, he says.