APRIL 2017

Current Issues in Journalism – How disruptive innovations have been altering journalism.

Together with professionals and experts from the publishing industry, we will discuss the transformations in the sector and will take a look at similarities and differences in the German and American markets. Our goal is to introduce the tremendous transformation process of the publishing industry to the general public.

As the international print and publishing industries in the United States and Germany have been undergoing a tremendous change. While traditional publishers experience a growing market pressure from new players, many people benefit from the opportunities that online publishing brings. Traditional publishers have been responding with cost-saving while trying to tap into new innovative forms to connect with their readers and the development of new business models, be it in the form of new innovative services aimed at their target audiences or new innovative forms of communication e.g. augmented and/or virtual realit and data visualizations.

Leading Expert: Paul Cheung. He is the Director of Visual Journalism at NBC News Digital. This newly created role will build PaulCheung.jpgNBC News’ foundation of visual language and define how stories are told beyond text, videos and photos across all digital platforms.  Prior to NBC, Cheung helped pioneer VR360, automation, data journalism strategies and digital training initiatives at the Associated Press as their head of Interactives and Digital News Production. He also led a global team of multimedia journalists, data journalists and researchers who produced immersive digital experiences for web, mobile and social. Prior to joining the AP, Cheung was The Miami Herald’s Deputy Multimedia Presentation Editor. Prior to joining the Miami Herald, Cheung was a Senior Graphics Editor at The Wall Street Journal. Cheung was a 2016 Punch Sulzberger Executive Leadership graduate at Columbia University and a 2007 National Association of Newspapers Breakthrough fellow. Cheung currently serves on the board of ASNE and as an advisor for Journalism 360, a coalition launched by the Online News Association, Google News Lab and Knight Foundation to help newsrooms experiment with and advance the field of immersive storytelling.


MUNICH, 24.04.2017

Discussion – How disruptive innovations have been altering journalism. With Paul Cheung, hosted by Amerikahaus Munich. 


HAMBURG, 25. & 26.04.2017

Workshop – How disruptive innovations have been altering journalism. With Paul Cheung, in cooperation with DER SPIEGEL and Amerikazentrum Hamburg. 

Lecture – Current Issues in Journalism – How disruptive innovations have been altering journalism, led by Prof. Brüggemann, with Paul Cheung, in cooperation with the Institut für Journalistik und Kommunikationswissenschaften and Amerikazentrum Hamburg.



SAARBRUECKEN, 27.04.2017 / 19:00

Lecture & Discussion (in English) – Digital journalism in the age of mobile devices and social media, With Paul Cheung, Deutsch-Amerikanisches Institut Saarbrücken e.V. in cooperation with Max Planck Institute for Software Systems. Details & sign-up.


HEIDELBERG, 28.04.2017

Lecture & Discussion (in English) – How disruptive innovations have been altering journalism. Upon invitation only. With Paul Cheung. Hosted by DAI Heidelberg.