Posts Tagged ‘ film ’

What’s Your Thesis?

The Challenge Has Arrived – The Master’s Thesis!

On my way to finish my degree – one of the most important prerequisites to actually become a journalist – I’ve finished nearly all my course work. The end of my career as a student is slowly approaching. BUT, there is one big challenge that I still need to master (pun totally intended). After all, I need to deliver a final thesis!
While most people seem to suffer from a lack of ideas, my problem is that I have too many ideas! Continue reading


“Just send the draft” – A Story in Progress Part III

I started research on the merging of the film department with other departments at the University of Mainz about a week ago. this is how the story continues:

I just sent out a 2nd draft to the office after I had talked to another editor at the office this morning.

“Just send in the draft,” he said. We might just run it without having a higher ed page, since the editor for higher ed is sick.

I’m curious if it will actually make it into the paper. I’m not so sure. I’ll wait until Thursday. If it hasn’t come through, I will post the draft in progress right in this post ;).

“Merging vs. Founding” – A Story in Progress Part II

Further setbacks and an unpublished draft

It has been a week since I started research on the merging of the film department with other departments at the University of Mainz.

The story has slowly developed a little, but in doing so, it really has downsized itself. What was interesting to see is how the university is trying to change the framing. Continue reading

A Story in Progress(?) – “Investigative” Journalism

Usually, news stories slowly unfold before your eyes, when you are trying to do research on an issue.
The topic I am currently working on seems to be the opposite! Continue reading

Intern? Slave? Same Thing, Different Name!

An intern’s life is hard and many have compared today’s internship system to the ancient concept of slavery.
At Filmateria, interns ARE slaves, seriously! 😉

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Social Media in Action

I started a marketing and editing internship at Filmateria Studios in SoDo (South of Downtown), Seattle yesterday. I will be working on a project called Team Marco Polo and its online promotion.

Team Marco Polo Banner

Team Marco Polo Banner

Marco Polo is a travel show for kids and the distribution will mostly happen online, so I will develop a social media strategy to bring the show out into the online world.

On the way, I will be posting notes, updates and observations of this venture.
Any hints, tips, support or feedback are of course largely appreciated!

Cutting Through Seattle’s Summer

Editing Internship and the summer in Seattle?!

After a long application process, last Thursday finally brought a turn in my quest for an internship this summer.

Filmateria Studios had invited me for a second interview on Wednesday and it went really well. They liked my technical skills, my international profile and my knowledge of social networking sites.

Yaayy! Joy and happiness! And back to work: there's lots to do now!

Yaayy! Joy and happiness! And back to work: there's lots to do now!

Hermina gave me the honor of capturing the moment when I got the Email offering me an intern position. We were working in the law library of UW.

The next step will be the application for a visa extension. If the extension is approved, I will stay in Seattle until October as an editing intern on a project called Team Marco Polo – a travel show for kids! Cross your fingers for my summer in Seattle!!