Fourteen digital media managers from Armenia, Georgia, Moldova, Morocco, Russia and Ukraine benefited from a tailor-made guided participation with the OPEN Media Hub in the Media Convention Berlin on May 3-4, 2018. The event brought together over 9,000 participants from around than 70 countries – senior editors, forward looking digital content producers and technology leaders – to discuss the latest trends in media management in the digital age and the challenges new technology brings to media production. Among the topics attracting the greatest attention were such top of the line trends and developments in the media industry as virtual, augmented and mixed reality, augmented journalism, and immersive storytelling. Digital media guru and OPEN Media Hub expert Guy Degen provided participants with insider advice and guidance to the most interesting events and themes and the people behind them. Guy Degen has already led several OPEN Media Hub online media workshops in the countries of the EU Neighbourhood and is developing an online course in digital media production, which will help media professionals the region stay in touch with the latest developments and master the skills needed to produce attractive online media content.
Video recordings of all presentations at the Convention are now available online.
Guided attendance at the Berlin Media Convention is part of an OPEN Media Hub series of guided peer-to-peer events designed to help connect editors, managers and journalists from the European Neighbourhood countries with their European media counterparts.
Following the Media Convention, a special session was organised by Thomson Media gGmbH, the German partner of the Thomson Foundation, where the OPEN Media Hub team presented the ‘Being 20’ series. The series is a string of short video stories about young people from countries which border the EU on its eastern and southern sides, developed with OPEN Media Hub professional support and funding.
Participants at the event learned about the opportunities to apply for production support to produce more engaging content for media channels and how they could reach a global audience via the project’s Content Exchange Platform.