On 17 November, 600 colleagues will discuss the trends in the industry at the Journalists’ Day of the DJV under the title “Kollege Algorithmus, Claudia Roth und die Zukunft des Radiomarktes in NRW [Colleague Algorithm, Claudia Roth and the Future of the Radio Market in North Rhine-Westphalia].” From 1 p.m. onwards, Prof. Dr. Wiebke Loosen
and others will discuss the topic of algorithm in the workshop “Sind Algorithmen die besseren Redakteure? [Are Algorithms the Better Editors?].” Algorithms determine what is displayed to us. They have already taken the place of human decisions. Do algorithms distort reality and create filter bubbles? In what areas could they even replace human editors at some point? Where are risks? How can algorithms be improved and used reasonably?
Are algorithms the better editors after all? How do media reflect the political atmosphere of constructive debate? How does the radio market look like in 2022? These are only three of more than 20 current topics that will be on the programme for the first time at the Journalist's Day of the DJV-NRW on 17 November 2018, starting at 10 a.m. at the Sparkassenakademie at Phoenix See in Dortmund.
Keynote speaker at the 15th edition of Germany's largest meeting for journalists is the Vice President of the Bundestag Claudia Roth. Her keynote will focus on the “Verrohung der Sprache im politischen Diskurs [Brutalisation of Language in Political Discourse].” Nathanael Liminski, State Secretary and Head of the State Chancellery of North Rhine-Westphalia, and Dr. Tobias Schmid, Director of the Media Authority of North Rhine-Westphalia, will discuss, among others, the future of the radio landscape.
At a symbolic location, 600 media makers will discuss and question current trends and future topics, including "how free can institutional reporting be", “what do the concentration of the press and the orientation of public service broadcasting mean in times of digitisation” and much more. Different event formats and topics invite journalists from all sectors, such as radio, newspapers and public relations, to inform themselves about various topics, participate in discussions and network.
The German Federation of Journalists is with 35,000 members the largest German journalists' union, which is also active as a professional association for the interests of its members. The organisation was established in 1949.