Villa Ida talk with Peter-Matthias Gaede


"Against the trend with documentaries?"

Round of talks with Peter-Matthias Gaede, editor in chief of GEO magazine, in the Villa Ida

The GEO-prescription against the media crisis: marathon texts, high gloss and a large product family.

Does the race for the quick report replace a pinnacle of journalism: the documentary? Is the change from "experience reading" to "outcome reading" the death of narrative texts? Does the documentary photography still have a chance to rise from the flood of images? And could magazines survive without ads? In his lecture Peter-Matthias Gaede describes the way a "science magazine" handles the media crisis.

On 9 December, 2009, Peter-Matthias Gaede follows the invitation of the Chair of Journalism I of the University of Leipzig. The lecture followed by a discussion begins at 6:15 p.m. in the lecture hall 8, Universitätsstrasse 7. Admission is free. All interested parties are welcome to attend.

Subsequently, the topic will be consolidated in the "Villa Ida." As part of the series of "Villa Ida talk", which are supported by the Media Foundation of Sparkasse Leipzig, Peter-Matthias Gaede will give further insights into the publishing business in times of the media crisis in a small circle. The registration for the round of talks can only be handed in to the University of Leipzig, Chair of Journalism I (contact: Dr. Lutz Mükke, Franziska Dähn, +49 341-9735-755 or -756).

The event is part of the course of lectures "perspectives of journalism", during which well-known journalists such as Georg Mascolo (editor in chief of Spiegel magazine), or Konstantin Neven DuMont (publisher). The following lectures will begin on every Wednesday at 6:15 p.m. at the Zeitgeschichtliches Forum, Grimmaische Straße 6.

Other round of talks:

13 January, 2010 Georg Mascolo, editor in chief of Spiegel magazine
20 January, 2010 Konstantin Neven DuMont, publishing house DuMont Schauberg
February 2010, Nicolas Brender, editor in chief of the ZDF (Second German Broadcasting) (invited)