Monday 9 November 2009

Hello to the Berlin Project

The Berlin Project aims to cover Germany 20 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall using new and traditional media.
Behind the project is a five–strong team whose work has been used on media outlets including the BBC, CNN, Sky News, Reuters, CBC and CanWest Media Works. They are Alex Wood, Sheena Rossiter, Marcus Gilroy-Ware, Dominique Van Heerden and Marco Woldt.
The Berlin Project aims to merge traditonal print, radio and television coverage with online social media tools. Along with traditional equipment, the team of reporters will have mobile phones and other gadgets with applications allowing them to stream live video and audio onto the web. By using Twitter, AudioBoo, and Qik, among other tools, the team say they’ll be keeping both the baby boomer and the web-savvy generations informed with coverage.
This project is the successor to G20 London Live, a mobile reporting experiment which went on to be featured by the BBC.
The Berlin Project, which lasts a week, is backed by Reuters. Material that’s produced by the Berlin Project team will be fed onto the host site, Facebook, and Reuters Online.

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