Anifer Journalismustage

The Journalism Weekend Workshop in Anif (Anifer Journalismustage) will take place once again for the 6th year in July 2019. It has established itself as a standard in the Austrian media scene. Major features include a continually growing number of applicants, high-quality presenters/trainers and memorable keynote speakers from domestic as well as international organizations. These features guarantee that this event is well received in the community.

Seasoned professionals with experience in the central theme of this year’s event, namely mobile journalism or mojo, will work with a small group of journalism students as well as young professionals in journalism active in Europe. The goal is to transfer the skills and competencies associated with this innovative area of mobile journalism to the participants in order to foster an objective and independent stance to journalism in Europe and elsewhere. The focus is to combine the most current aspects of the field with the knowledge of how such aspects are applied in real world situations. The relatively small number of participants will guarantee close contact with the trainers and will give the opportunity to broaden one’s professional network of contacts.

Organized by Webster Vienna Private University in Cooperation with the Kuratorium für Journalistenausbildung. The Journalism Weekend Workshop will be held at Four-Star Hotel Friesacher in Anif/Salzburg.

‘The Journalism Weekend in Anif (Anifer Journalismustage) is supported by Kuratorium für Journalismus, an education institution for journalists in Austria that embraces the cooperation with universities for the scientific foundation, the international networking for the view on global developments and the early recognition of trends.

Information about the trainers

Glen Mulcahy is Founder of Mojofest Ltd, the company behind Mojofest and Titanium Media, a media training and consultancy firm which specializes in mobile journalism and social video storytelling. The former head of innovation with RTÉ, Ireland’s national public broadcaster, he has inspired and driven the growth of mobile journalism within RTÉ’s newsroom and across other European broadcasters. Glen initiated RTÉ’s mobile journalism project (“mojo”) and RTÉ is still successfully using mobile devices and apps to create finished news stories for broadcast and online which reach the highest possible quality standards.

He also founded of Mojocon- the 1st international mobile journalism conference which was held on an annual basis from 2015-2017, Mojofest is his own independent version of this event. He has trained thousands of journalists in Europe, the Middle East and the U.S., across television, radio, print and online and his specialties are Mobile Journalism, Video Journalism, DSLR FilmMaking and Photography. He is at the forefront of engaging with new technologies and working up solutions for how such technologies can transform the way traditional media organisations work. Glen frequently presents at journalism and technology conferences with notable recent appearances including RadioDays Europe and IBC Conference Amsterdam.

Meinrad Knapp started his media career at Ö3, and thereafter worked at, among others, Radio 88.6 and the TV broadcaster W1, the predecessor to ATV. That is where Meinrad Knapp presented the Late-Night-Show “Knapp nach Ladenschluss“. Since 2003 he has moderated the primary news broadcast at ATV called “ATV aktuell”. For the parliamentary election in 2008, he successfully led a team as part of the large live-discussion “ATV Meine Wahl” together with Sylvia Saringer.

As part of his moderation of the ATV Election Night Evening, and together with politics commentator, Thomas Hofer, and opinion pollster Peter Hajek, Knapp was nominated in 2016 for the Kurier Romy in the category of information. Alongside ATV, he also works for the private radio broadcaster KroneHit and presents the morning show “Good Morning Austria”, together with Anita Ableidinger, at 5:00 o’clock a.m.

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