Villa Ida talk with Willi Steul

"Deutschlandradio in radical change"
How quality journalism attempts to gain acceptance

Round of talks with Willi Steul, director of Deutschlandradio in the "Villa Ida"

If the mass-market "tootling radio" is breaking listeners of listening to the radio and the young generation is getting their information from the Internet - how much space is then left for quality journalism on the radio? Is Deutschlandradio only broadcasting for the rich and clever? Willi Steul, director of Deutschlandradio, talks about financial cuts, radical changes and perspectives of the radio market, about the structure of the new public programme Deutschlandradio Wissen and about radio journalism in the digital age.

On 2 June, 2010, Willi Steul follows the invitation of the Chair of Journalism I of the University of Leipzig to come to the Zeitgeschichtliches Forum (Forum of Contemporary History) and discuss his ideas together with the audience. All interested parties are invited. Subsequently, the topic will be consolidated within the series of Villa Ida talks supported by the Media Foundation. 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 Peter-Matthias Gaede (editor in chief of Geo magazine), Günther Nonnenmacher (editor of FAZ newspaper) or Georg Mascolo (editor in chief of Spiegel magazine) come to Leipzig.

Each lecture begins on Wednesdays at 6.15 p.m. at the Zeitgeschichtliches Forum, Grimmaische Straße 6.