Masterclass #2 on its way – with great mentors

The second Masterclass “Science Journalism”, which I direct for Robert Bosch Foundation and Reporter Forum, has entered a new round. In May, 30 applicants took part in a 2-day seminar in Berlin, discussing the future of journalism and learning about new storytelling tools with the help of great mentors – like GEO magazine’s editor-in-chief Christoph Kucklick, DER SPIEGEL’s Cord Schnibben, Holger Schellkopf, deputy editor of Mittelbayerische Zeitung, VR experts Sven Häberlein and Nico Nonne, gaming journalist Marcus Bösch, vragments-co-founder Stephan Gensch, filmmaker Kerstin Hoppenhaus, 360-degrees-expert Susanne Dickel, Tom Duscher from the Muthenius Kunsthochschule, data journalist Christina Elmer (Spiegel Online) and Tobias Hellweg from Spiegel Tech Lab. In July the ten finalists, who get funding for their projects, came together for a second workshop in Berlin. Mentors Mercedes Riederer (head of Bayerischer Rundfunk radio, former head of German Journalism School), Heike Gfrereis (head of Marbach literature museums, curator), Dietrich Brüggemann (award-winning filmmaker), Ariel Hauptmeier (Reporter-Forum co-founder and editor-in-chief for text at Correctiv), Stephan Gensch (vragments), Marcus Bösch (Good Evil) and Simon Sticker (Bombay Flying Club) helped to further shape projects. After the workshop the Masterclass attended European Open Science Forum in Manchester together. Now the ten projects will be implemented until spring 2017.

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