journalism

MEDIATE EUROPE

The New Media panel of the final HERMES conference (5-8 Oct 2006): Heritage and New Media – Contributing towards Integration and Regional Development.

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Programme:

The background of this workshop is the evaluation of the concrete work of the “Heritage Radio Network” over the passed two years.

Main concerns of this workshop are:
– What are possible models of online journalism on a European level?
– Which coalitions can be shared in the cultural field?
– If there are modes for a European journalism, how does one address a European target group?
– Which media, which formats and which languages are favored here?

The Panel is conceived and organised by Jan Hendrik Brueggemeier, coordinator of the Heritage Radio Network.

website: www.heritageradio.net

The Heritage Radio Network is a part of the EU-project HERMES. “HERMES” stands for Cultural Heritage and New Media for sustainable Develpoment. It was funded by the Interreg III B (Cadses). The Classic Foundation Weimar has been the HERMES leadpartner. website:

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WORKSHOP SESSION

Anna Riepe (policy consultant, Brussels / B)
EU cultural politics as a black box? Some insights to policies and funding

Douglas Arellanes (Media Development Loan Fund // CAMP, Prague / CZ)
Criteria and examples of sustainable (new) media work in Europe

Thorsten Schilling (German Federal Agency for Civic Education, Berlin / D)
European Journalism for journalists and who else?

~~ first resume and short coffee break ~~

Pierre-Yves Tribolet (European Broadcasting Union, EBU)
Cultural bridges built by Public radios. How does it work backstage?

Uta Thofern (Deutsche Welle, Bonn / D)
Deutsche Welle in the age of Internet and new media

Hatto Fischer (Poiein kai Prattein, Athens / GR)
From ‘GO ON’ to Heritageradio – a simple reflection of the development of audiences via Internet

~~ second resume and short coffee break ~~

Dirk de Wit (Initiative for Audiovisual Art, IAK, Brussels / B)
What is the next level? – evaluation of the HRN

~~ final discussion round ~~

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HERITAGE RADIO NETWORK

From 2005 to 2006 Jan Brueggemeier co-ordinated the Heritage Radio Network.

The HRN was dedicated to cultural journalism and Internet-radio. To promote the rich diversity of European cultural heritage, the website www.heritageradio.net has been set up. It served as syndication platform for the journalistic output of its network members and linking point between the different radio-stations.

Individual articles and interviews, the commonly produced HRN-magazines (online and on-air) as well as a dedicated HRN music stream were published. Working and publication language was English. The website offered to the HRN-editors an online working environment including a content management system for the publication (Typo 3), a WIKI engine for collaborative editorial work and real-time online chats for work co-ordination and discussion.

Following radio-stations participated:

Bulgarian National Radio,
Croatian Radio
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Hungarian Radio
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Radio Krakow
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Radio Lotte Weimar
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Slovak Radio
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Radio Cesky Rozhlas

The HRN has been initiated by the HERMES project (Interreg III b – CADSES) to promote Cultural Heritage and New Media as factors for sustainable regional development.

Listen to the on-air version of HRN Magazine #1: Are Museums just digging in the past? for Voice of Croatia (FM, AM & satellite):

Project website: www.heritageradio.net (offline)

HRN Magazines: #1 Museums / #2 UNESCO / #3 Cultural Capitals#4 Language & Dialects / #5 Hermes

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INTERVIEWS

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Carol Becker – audio (English)

The interview with art theorist and former Dean of the School of Art Institute Chicago Carol Becker is part of the chapter “The meaning of museum in the 21st Century” which was a contribution to the HRN Magazine #1 Are Museums just digging in the Past? questioning the role museums play today in various contemporary societies.

Buchenwald Memorial Foundation staff – audio (English)

The interviews form the chapter “The Buchenwald Memorial – about current-history memorial work in Germany” which was a contribution to the HRN Magazine #1 Are Museums just digging in the Past? questioning the role museums play today in various contemporary societies:

  • Rikola-Gunnar Luettgenau, Director of the Buchenwald Memorial, Curator of “Topf & Sons: The Engineers of the ‘Final Solution’, the Builder of the Auschwitz-ovens”
  • Ronald Hirte, Author of the online-project “Found Objects – a picture-catalogue” of the Buchenwald and Mittelbau-Dora Memorials Foundation and fellow of the „Media of History / History of Media- promotion-program at Bauhaus-University Weimar

Chuck D, Public Enemy – audio (English): “New (digital) services for the genre instead of ourselves.”

A conversation about independent music distribution in the age of the Internet and how Public Enemy appoeaches it. Chuck D is a musician, author, producer, and label owner. He helped create politically and socially conscious rap music in the mid-1980s as the leader of the rap group Public Enemy.

Further web references: Chucks digital record label SlamJamz, social website for classic Rap & HipHop: www.HipHopGods.com, social website for female Rap & HipHop artists: www.SHEmovement.com


– text in English: pdf

Kodwo Eshun – audio: radio feature “Music journalism as the third deck of the DJ” (German moderation / English interview)

Kodwo Eshun is a music journalist and cultural theorist. He is author of “More brilliant than the sun – adventure in the sonic fiction”. The interview is departed form his book and ideas about black avangrade popular culture in general and the relationship of electronic popular music and its relationship to machines in particular. The interview formed the basis for the radio feature.


– text in German as published in testcard on black music: pdf (not yet linked)

Spiros Mercouris – audio (English)

Born in Athens (1926). Studied Law at the University of Athens. Active in the Resistance during the German/Italian occupation. Member of the resistance organisation “Democratic Defence” during the colonels’ junta (1967-74) in Greece. Organised the tour of Melina Mercouri against the dictatorship in 14 countries of Europe. Took part in activities against the junta throughout Europe and United States with speeches, interviews and by organising political and cultural events. Co-founder of the political party PASOK. Organiser and general co-ordinator of the first Cultural Capital of Europe “Athens 1985”. Honorary President of the Network of Cultural Capitals and Cultural Months of Europe. President of the non profit organization Horizons – Actions. Member of the Board of Directors of the Melina Mercouri Foundation.

The interview is an excerpt from the HRN Magazine #3 – Europe still under construction – after 20 years of European Cultural Capitals which was meant to reflect on the concept and implementation of Cultural Capitals a closer look needs to be taken at which points this ‘complex concept’ has failed its ambitious aims, which mistakes have been done and where problems have arisen, if at all with the local population and last but not least how were they designed to be Cultural Capitals.

Sodja Zupanc Lotker – text (English)

Sodja Z. Lotker is a dramaturge and the artistic co-director of the PQ11. Togther with the architect and artist Oren Sagiv she developed the Intersection Project of the PQ11. This conversation took place in the context of the CRASH!BOOM!BAU! festival at the Theatehaus Jena and looks into current trends of scenographical work.
– text in English: pdf

Robert Palmer – audio (English)

Robert Palmer is the Director of Culture and Cultural and National Heritage at the Council of Europe, based in Strasbourg, France. He has worked in the cultural sector for more than 30 years, and prior to joining the Council of Europe in 2006 was an expert independent adviser to governments, cities and regions in more than 20 countries on cultural development and regeneration, cultural tourism, festivals and arts policies, and a consultant to cultural foundations, cultural networks, arts organisations, and intergovernmental bodies such as the European Cultural Foundation, the European Commission and UNESCO. He has been very involved in European Capitals of Culture and was the Director of two – Glasgow (1990) and Brussels (2000) and published a study for the European Commission, which evaluated 20 capitals of Culture. During this career, he has been the Director of Drama, Dance and Touring at the Scottish Arts Council, and the first Director of Arts for the City of Glasgow.

The interview is an excerpt from the HRN Magazine #3 – Europe still under construction – after 20 years of European Cultural Capitals which was meant to reflect on the concept and implementation of Cultural Capitals a closer look needs to be taken at which points this ‘complex concept’ has failed its ambitious aims, which mistakes have been done and where problems have arisen, if at all with the local population and last but not least how were they designed to be Cultural Capitals.

Bart Verschaffel – audio (English)

HRN Magazine #3 – Europe still under construction – after 20 years of European Cultural Capitals which was meant to reflect on the concept and implementation of Cultural Capitals a closer look needs to be taken at which points this ‘complex concept’ has failed its ambitious aims, which mistakes have been done and where problems have arisen, if at all with the local population and last but not least how were they designed to be Cultural Capitals.

Bernhard Waldenfels – audio (English)

Bernhard Waldenfels taught philosophy at the Ruhr University, in Bochum, Germany. He has written books about phenomenology, dialog theory, the “life world,” structures of behavior, and order and normativity.

Hildegard Westerkamp – audio (English)

Hildegard Westerkamp is a composer, radio-maker and one of the initiators of the World Forum for Acoustic Ecology, has been a long-term activist in terms of acoustic awareness.

The interview is an excerpt from the HRN Magazine #2 on UNESCO and was meant to highlight the connection between acoustic ecology and world heritage, the acoustic awareness in a visually dominated world and Westerkamp’s motivation to start the World Forum for Acoustic Ecology in 1993.

THE NETURE INTERVIEW SERIES

Please see for further reference the neture series and check out the nEture catalogue.

TO3K – audio (English)

T03K, ulti-media-Performer from Amsterdam, one of the driving forces of the Webcast-Station DFM radio television International and of the free Radio, Radio 100 (defunct).

– text (English): pdf

Tetsuo Kogawa – audio (English)

Tetsuo Kogawa, Tokyo, performance-artist and Professor for Communication Studies at the Tokyo Keizai University. He was one of the initiators of the Micro-Radio movement in Japan

– text (English): pdf
– text (English): 2nd interview with him at Transitwelle event in Munich: pdf

Franco “Bifo” Berardi – audio (English)

Franco “Bifo” Beradi, Bologna, political activist and theorist as well as an initial member of Radio Alice and telestreet.it

– text (English): pdf
– text (English): 2nd interview with him at NEURO festival in Munich: pdf

Daniel Guischard – audio (English)

Daniel Guischard, Weimar, architect and product designer

– text (English): pdf

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