Become a journalist: young people try in Bad Segeberg | NDR.de – News

Status: 5/29/2022 12:51

Participants conduct interviews, create their own radio and TV programs and discuss algorithms on social media: from Wednesday, a youth media festival is held in Bad Segeberg.

author: John Tran

Lisann Rothe focuses on the laptop screen. In the editing program, blue waves run through the image and the time is displayed every second at the top of the screen. This is a recording of an interview she did the day before. Now cuts the material. “I find radio really exciting,” he says. “One voice can say so much.”

Rothe is 22 years old and is taking part in a youth media festival for the first time. During the radio course, together with other participants, he prepares a two-hour program. “I want to try speaking in the studio,” he says. “When I first heard myself in front of the microphone, it was weird. But I want to be more confident. “

Participants will get to know the taste of journalism

Radio or television, social media or a newspaper: the youth media festival, organized for years by the youth press, gives participants the opportunity to choose which medium they want to get to know better. “It doesn’t matter if you have previous experience,” says festival spokeswoman Luis Gohlke. “The idea is for participants to just try things out.”

Almost seventy young people with an interest in the media, aged between 13 and 22, registered. Led by the workshop coaches, many of whom work in the media industry, they will experience journalism for half a week. They work on their own products in small groups: they produce their own TV show, edit photos and videos, or act as radio presenters behind the microphone.

“I want to learn how to properly continue an interview”

For many participants, the youth media festival is an opportunity to establish contacts with other media enthusiasts. “You can make good contacts here,” says Jasmin Baghiana. She signed up for the so-called a newsroom course and together with other participants creates a newspaper.

AUDIO: The youth media festival should also convey media competences (1 min)

Baghiana is 20 years old and is studying Media and Communication in Hamburg. “First of all, I want to learn how to properly proceed with an interview and what questions are best to ask and when,” she says. He wants to use these skills later to work as a correspondent in crisis areas, preferably in the Middle East. “I am an idealistic person, as a journalist I want to mediate between different worlds later.”

One goal: Strengthening media skills

The festival should concern not only media creation, but also media competences. “Participants should reflect on their own media use,” explains spokeswoman Luisa Gohlke. “We’re talking, for example, about the power that different images can have or how algorithms control social media.”

In addition, according to Gohlke, participants should learn to check news sources – for example, to be able to expose conspiracy stories and false reports more easily. “It’s about finding out who are the people behind the channels that distribute this type of content.”

The Idea: Anyone who knows how the media works – why the message becomes the headline and the video goes viral – questions their own media consumption and understands how to better classify messages. Gohlke says: “The great aim is for them to learn to use the media responsibly here – as consumers, but also as media creators.”

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