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Reportage – The ONE thing you need to know!

What does it take to write a good reportage?

Last week, we Praxis4-trainees had one week to figure that out.

There are many things, you need to think about when tackling this format, the most important being…
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Audio: Ingress – Crossing the Digital Border

The virtual reality of Google Ingress

The virtual reality of Google Ingress

Where is the border between the digital and the “real” world?

It can be right in your hands!

I recently went out for a report in order to search that border. Instead, I found Mario, an experienced Level-8 Ingress player who showed me around in the game and in his digital and augmented reality while moving seamlessly between the digital and analog worlds.

Here’s the little audio story that came out of it (German).

5 Good Tips for Producing TV Pieces

Last Monday, I started a reporter internship at SWR Landesschau Rheinland-Pfalz, a local (statewide) newsy TV show with a human touch at public broadcaster Südwestrundfunk (I’ve been working with them for two years now).

It’S been incredibly hard for me as – what other people would call a “digital native” to actually do online stuff within that week, but that’s another story.

For now, here are some of the best tips I gathered during the last week among authors, editors and camera people that I wanted to record: Continue reading

Backing Up Election Results

Tonight’s Gonna Be a Hot Night…

studio Landtagswahl Rheinland-Pfalz

pc britz in the SWR studio for the state elections

… I thought when I entered the Landtag of Mainz last night – election night for the state of Rhineland-Palatinate (RP) and Baden-Wuerttemberg (BW) – to help out at the SWR studio for the TV show. Still I was surprised by the heat (literally and metaphorically) of the heat this night would bring.

The election was a major win to the Green party, so big they were even surprised themselves. It looks like they will form a coalition with the traditionally strong Social Democrats in RP. Continue reading

Die Happy – The Portrait

“How to keep a Band together”

 Die Happy Article - Rhein-Zeitung - Kulturteil 29. Nov. 2010 On Friday, my Die Happy Portrait finally made it into the Mainzer-Rhein-Zeitung (they relaunched today, actually, check it out!!)

The article got published almost unchanged. Only the headline (originally I chose: “‘Die Happy sind ‘Survivor'”) and mainly the first paragraph were changed. Unfortunately that also led to the even suddenly happening in Mainz instead of Frankfurt, but who’s gonna look too closely, right? 😉

You can also read the full Die Happy-Interview and find out who Marta likes to go to bed with ;)!

Also, check out my photo gallery from the Die Happy concert in Frankfurt!

Die Happy – The Interview

Die Happy in Concert ©pcbritzThey just brought out their new album RedBox in September, now they are touring through Germany!

Last night, I met Die Happy in Frankfurt before their show at the “Batschkapp” and talked with them about album, tour, success in the music business, casting shows and the online world.

Bottom Line: Die Happy are “ordinary people” who have lots of fun with their music, want to be successful, but won’t jump through hoops in order to do so.

Read the full interview or check out the Video at the bottom of the post (both German) and don’t forget to check out the photo gallery from the Die Happy concert in Frankfurt! Continue reading

Tracing the Story – Meet Rosa!

Who’s That Girl?

Usually a photojournalist sets out to report a story, a story that is told and illustrated by images. But it doesn’t always work that way. Some times the images come first and only later you realize they make a story… Continue reading