Thursday, April 17, 2014

German Reporter to Visit the J-School

By: Kelly Fisher
IIJ Assistant

German journalist, Johannes Boie, is taking a break from reporting with one of Germany’s leading national daily newspapers, Süddeutsche Zeitung in Munich, to Athens in one of his stops, to give lectures in several journalism classes, meet with international professors and visit some regional media institutions.

Boie arrives in Athens on Sunday, April 20 and departs Friday, April 25. During his time in the E. W. Scripps School of Journalism, he will talk about Convergence in Multimedia Reporting in Germany in Dr. Hans Meyer, Dr. Aimee Edmondson and Dr. Bernhard Debatin’s classes, among others.
He covers the impact of digital technology on society, politics and the economy and has assisted in creating digital versions of Süddeutsche Zeitung for iPhone, iPad, Android, and Windows 8. 
When he returns to Germany, Boie plans to research monitoring programs of U.S. intelligence agencies and the effects of digitalization of the American media and society.
In 2010, Boie was named one of the top 30 journalists under 30 by Medium Magazin.
“We sent our first fellow to Ohio University last fall, Simon Kruse, [of Moscow], and he had a fantastic time,” Caroline Martinet, coordinator for the Transatlantic Media Network at the Center for Strategic & International Studies, said in an email.
The Transatlantic Media Network at the Center for Strategic & International Studies holds the Transatlantic Media Fellowship program, which allows an individual journalist to spend up to three months in another country for a visiting fellowship. The program is funded by the Marcus Wallenberg Foundation for Advanced Education in International Industrial Entrepreneurship.
“Fellows operate with complete editorial independence and are entirely free to draw their own conclusions about America and Americans on the basis of their travels and experiences,” the website states. “The program covers all costs of the fellowships, which are usually awarded to journalists with little previous direct experience in the United States.”
Aside from guest lectures, Boie will have the opportunity to travel to Columbus for a day to tour the Columbus Dispatch newsroom and a local TV station.
On Wednesday, April 23, he will provide interviews with The Post and at WOUB on government surveillance and privacy issues, and attend a journalism awards banquet in Baker Center Ballroom.

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