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Scoopcamp 2014: online media conference defines programme

International participation. Networking gains importance in the age of digital change.

To act as a catalyst and push the digital transformation in the media: also in 2014, scoopcamp will pursue this target. Hosted for the the sixth time by nextMedia.Hamburg, the city’s initiative of the media and digital economy, and the German Press Agency (dpa) on 4 September 2014, more than 250 experts, decision makers, IT and media experts will discuss future trends and the latest developments in the fields of data journalism, social media and new storytelling at the media innovation conference.

International keynote speakers

One of the keynote speakers oat the “Theater Kehrwiederspitze” will be Ken Schwencke, who has worked as a journalist and programmer at the data desk of “Los Angeles Times”. Confirmed are also be lectures by Burt Herman from Storify and by Jigar Mehta, co-founder of the online service Startup Accelerators Matter Ventures, both at home in the US.

Workshops in old warehouse district

As in previous years, scoopcamp will commence with a congress in the morning, followed by various afternoon workshops at various locations of Hamburg’s heritage warehouse district. The day will end with a panel discussion with leading representatives of German media: Anita Zielina (, Jochen Wegner (Zeit Online) and Sven Gösmann (dpa) will exchange their points of views on the “How do news reach the newscamp – innovation in editorial production”. The panel will be moderated by Christian Meier from the industry news service The day before, i.e. on September 3, a “scoop camp Hackathon” will once again take place this year.

Exchange in times of digital transformation

“The search for new solutions and ways for multimedia storytelling is a key challenge for today’s journalism. With the scoopcamp, we bring together editors and developers to mutually inspire and create new approaches. In the digital transformation, this exchange is important and necessary”, says Dr. Carsten Brosda, media representative of the Senate of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg. him

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On scoopcamp

Scoopcamp is the innovation conference for online media. Since 2009, Hamburg @ work, transformed into nextMedia.Hamburg in 2014, has teamed up with the German Press Agency (dpa) to invite more than 250 experts, decision-makers and innovators in the IT and media industry to discuss a on trends and current issues at the interface between the editorial, programming, and product development. Focal topics include “Data Journalism,” “Social Media” and “New Storytelling” in digital media.

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