Ich bin ein digital storyteller
Since September 2016, I started a master degree in Digital Narratives. Yes, that means two more years of study, but I actually see it as two more years of doing exactly what I’ve been wanting to do since I finished my Bachelor in journalism.
At the end of this first education, I left with mixed feelings about journalism.
First, because we, the students, were constantly told that the journalistic industry was going through a crisis, meaning that there were almost no jobs. And second, because I noticed the industry’s reluctance towards digitality.
We only had a short introduction to web-journalism and that was it.
It is during this introduction though, that I’ve heard of web-documentaries for the first time, and saw the huge creative potential of the Internet for journalism.
My interest for digitality took me to Copenhagen, where I studied Multimedia Design and Communication. There, I learnt programming, web-design, graphic design, communication, marketing and business. And after that second education, I heard about this master degree in Digital Narratives in Germany, which I applied for and am currently attending.
This two-years master is great because it is project oriented. That means that the program and the workshops are tailored to our needs.
During the first semester, I did a lot of research about rape culture, feminism, and gender theories. And now is the time to make decision, re-center my subject and find an angle. You can follow the process here or on Twitter.