Forum for Science, Industry and Business

Sponsored by:     3M 
Search our Site:

 

Competition for young journalists from northern Germany

03.04.2009
Getting young people interested in technology through journalism – that is the goal of the technology journalism competition for young journalists.

And as one of the world’s preeminent industrial exhibitions, this year's Hannover Messe is once again the perfect location to do this. In April, young journalists from school newspapers and campus media from Hamburg, Bremen, North Rhine-Westphalia, and Lower Saxony will be reporting from Hanover.

For their news articles or radio reports dealing with technology or technical vocational training issues, the young journalists will be able to win prizes such as a TV workshop at the RTL School of Journalism. Lower Saxony’s minister for education, Elisabeth Heister-Neumann, is the patron of this year’s competition.

Researching technology issues, conducting interviews, and writing and submitting reports: Basically, this is what the technology journalism competition at this year's Hannover Messe is all about. The competition is aimed at young people who are active in school newspapers and campus media, or simply enjoy journalism.

The more than 500 students from all over Germany who entered the technology journalism contest in previous years have shown that writing about technology is not just for engineers who have a way with words. As a result, the contest, which is sponsored by the Siemens Drive Technologies Division and ZVEI, the German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers’ Association, has become a fixture of the trade fair.

Young people interested in journalism can enter the competition until April. The response so far suggests the number of participants in Hanover will be in the hundreds. Around 70 students took part in the voluntary preparation workshops alone (in Nuremberg, Hanover, and Essen). Some of the young journalists, like Florian Steinmann from Bochum, are participating for the second time. “I found it especially good last year that we were taken seriously as young reporters and were treated accordingly,” says the student, who last year took second place in the “Technology Report” category.

The contest for young journalists will take place this year for the sixth time, and for the second time in Hanover. Lower Saxony’s minister for education, Elisabeth Heister-Neumann, is the patron of this year’s competition. Young journalists’ organizations such as Young Press in Lower Saxony and North Rhine-Westphalia have put the competition on their agenda. The competition is supported by the German Business Media Association and the RTL School of Journalism.

Young editors of student newspapers and campus media, and young people with a general interest in journalism, can still register to take part in the competition until April 10 on the website www.siemens.de/technikjournalismus . They will be reporting from the Hannover Messe between April 20 and 24. A jury composed of editors and PR officials will evaluate the submissions. The prizes will be awarded in June. The ten best technology journalists will be able to take part in a TV workshop at RTL. Other prizes include internships at professional journals as well as books.

Volker Banholzer | Siemens Industry Automation
Further information:
http://www.siemens.de/technikjournalismus

More articles from Awards Funding:

nachricht CRTD receives 1.56 Mill. Euro BMBF-funding for retinal disease research
24.05.2017 | DFG-Forschungszentrum für Regenerative Therapien TU Dresden

nachricht BMBF funds translational project to improve radiotherapy
10.05.2017 | Helmholtz Zentrum München - Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Gesundheit und Umwelt

All articles from Awards Funding >>>

The most recent press releases about innovation >>>

Die letzten 5 Focus-News des innovations-reports im Überblick:

Im Focus: Can the immune system be boosted against Staphylococcus aureus by delivery of messenger RNA?

Staphylococcus aureus is a feared pathogen (MRSA, multi-resistant S. aureus) due to frequent resistances against many antibiotics, especially in hospital infections. Researchers at the Paul-Ehrlich-Institut have identified immunological processes that prevent a successful immune response directed against the pathogenic agent. The delivery of bacterial proteins with RNA adjuvant or messenger RNA (mRNA) into immune cells allows the re-direction of the immune response towards an active defense against S. aureus. This could be of significant importance for the development of an effective vaccine. PLOS Pathogens has published these research results online on 25 May 2017.

Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) is a bacterium that colonizes by far more than half of the skin and the mucosa of adults, usually without causing infections....

Im Focus: A quantum walk of photons

Physicists from the University of Würzburg are capable of generating identical looking single light particles at the push of a button. Two new studies now demonstrate the potential this method holds.

The quantum computer has fuelled the imagination of scientists for decades: It is based on fundamentally different phenomena than a conventional computer....

Im Focus: Turmoil in sluggish electrons’ existence

An international team of physicists has monitored the scattering behaviour of electrons in a non-conducting material in real-time. Their insights could be beneficial for radiotherapy.

We can refer to electrons in non-conducting materials as ‘sluggish’. Typically, they remain fixed in a location, deep inside an atomic composite. It is hence...

Im Focus: Wafer-thin Magnetic Materials Developed for Future Quantum Technologies

Two-dimensional magnetic structures are regarded as a promising material for new types of data storage, since the magnetic properties of individual molecular building blocks can be investigated and modified. For the first time, researchers have now produced a wafer-thin ferrimagnet, in which molecules with different magnetic centers arrange themselves on a gold surface to form a checkerboard pattern. Scientists at the Swiss Nanoscience Institute at the University of Basel and the Paul Scherrer Institute published their findings in the journal Nature Communications.

Ferrimagnets are composed of two centers which are magnetized at different strengths and point in opposing directions. Two-dimensional, quasi-flat ferrimagnets...

Im Focus: World's thinnest hologram paves path to new 3-D world

Nano-hologram paves way for integration of 3-D holography into everyday electronics

An Australian-Chinese research team has created the world's thinnest hologram, paving the way towards the integration of 3D holography into everyday...

All Focus news of the innovation-report >>>

Anzeige

Anzeige

Event News

Marine Conservation: IASS Contributes to UN Ocean Conference in New York on 5-9 June

24.05.2017 | Event News

AWK Aachen Machine Tool Colloquium 2017: Internet of Production for Agile Enterprises

23.05.2017 | Event News

Dortmund MST Conference presents Individualized Healthcare Solutions with micro and nanotechnology

22.05.2017 | Event News

 
Latest News

How herpesviruses win the footrace against the immune system

26.05.2017 | Life Sciences

Water forms 'spine of hydration' around DNA, group finds

26.05.2017 | Life Sciences

First Juno science results supported by University of Leicester's Jupiter 'forecast'

26.05.2017 | Physics and Astronomy

VideoLinks
B2B-VideoLinks
More VideoLinks >>>