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scoopcamp 2016 highlights media transformation

300 decision-makers and innovators discuss trends and new products. Award goes to founder of Fox & Sheep

Around 300 journalists, innovators and programmers are seeking answers to the digital revolution and the effect on media usage, the traits of modern journalism, how brands become media and monetising content at the eighth scoopcamp Thursday (September 29, 2016) in Hamburg’s Kehrwieder Theatre and moderated by Eva-Maria Lemke (ZDF heute+).

Keynote speakers include Jeremy Gilbert, Director of Strategic Initiatives at Washington Post, Shaul Olmert, CEO and co-founder of Playbuzz and Verena Pausder, co-founder and Managing Director of Fox & Sheep GmbH. This year’s focus is on data journalism, social media and new storytelling in digital media.

scoop Award for founder of Fox & Sheep

Verena Pausder, winner of the 2016 scoop award, is keen on acquainting children and youths with digital life. The founder of Fox & Sheep GmbH has been developing apps for pre-school children since 2012. And in 2016, she and the Haba toymaker launched a digital workshop allowing children to experiment with 3D printers and try their hand at coding. The prize for the media entrepreneur, who combines journalistic business ideas with digital technologies, will be presented by Meinolf Ellers, dpa’s Chief Digital Officer.

Keynote speakers from Washington Post & Playbuzz

The opening session will be followed by workshops on data journalism, investigative reporting, immersive storytelling, social media and product innovations with Isa Sonnenfeld, Head of Google News Labs DACH, Martin Viertel, from dpa Newslab and Niddal Salah-Eldin, Head of Social Media at WELT, among others. The conference will conclude with a discussing entitled “Conditions for Media Start-ups/Bedingungen von Medienstartups” with Richard Gutjahr and guests such as Dirk Zeiler, CEO of next media accelerator, and Sigrun Albert, Managing Director of Digital at Mediengruppe Oberfranken.

In the run-up to the conference, a hackathon began Tuesday (September 27th) to give an introduction to developing a concept and design thinking. The results of this programming marathon will be presented live on stage during scoopcamp 2016.

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