“Keep Away from Twitter”: Armenian Journalist’s Descoveries in Leading German Editorials (photoslide)
When a journalist discovers himself in Hamburg he feels like a fashion designer in Paris, for Hamburg is one of the most important press cities in Europe. It is a home-town for Spiegel’s editorial, Gruner+Jahr Publishing headquarters which in 30 countries of the world publishes more than 500 magazines and newspapers such as Stern, Geo, National Geographic, NG Traveller, Elle and Cosmopolitan.
Before the financial crisis in 2009, the media market of Germany was seriously growing. But today, it’s online media that gains popularity. The hope that printing press can regain its former level, is fading.
Any self-respecting editorial develops the online version of it’s outlet, news feeds for mobile phones and tablet devices are developed, regarding the fact that in the near future these may be more profitable than the print version.
However, German online outlets encouraged the popularity increase of their print versions, the popularity they used to have before the digital era.
And untill now, it is more prestigious for a journalist in Germany to be a print press employee than that of an online outlet. At the same time, German editors believe that online press too should exercise high professionalism.