MIZ funded innovation project


The Media Innovation Center Babelsberg (MIZ) supports the project ‘Klick.Pop’ in collaboration with the Germany-wide online radio station detektor.fm. Interactive features for music formats are to be developed and produced.
Most of the music industry felt threatened by the Internet instead of seeing it as an opportunity. An unclear copyright, especially in Germany, makes users and producers face the question of how they can deal with music on the Internet. Thus innovative ideas are difficult to establish. Klick.Pop aims to advance music journalism in Germany and separate it from more traditional formats.
Music content shall be told with scrollytelling to enable the user to experience stories interactively. Audio content is meant to be in the centre of attention. The project team, Isabelle Klein, Birte Kohring and Caterina Reinker want to find out how new narrative forms can be integrated into the daily editorial work of radio stations. The project will show interactive, intuitive stories about artists, bands, scenes and developments in the music industry – and thus a contemporary form of music journalism.

The editorial team

Isabelle Klein loves radio, music and innovations. As a scholarship holder of the MIZ she’s able to combine all three of them. When not fine-tuning scrollytelling formats in Potsdam, she lives and works in Cologne as a freelance writer, among other things, for Deutschlandradio, and as a presenter for the online radio ByteFM. Previously, she studied communications and radio journalism in Münster and Leipzig and raged herself out at the university radio stations Radio Q and mephisto 97.6.

Birte Kohring already flung ideas about in the Spiegel Online editorial office – now she’s doing the same at the MIZ Babelsberg. Earlier, the journalist was working as an editor for bento. She studied journalism and communication science at the University of Hamburg and the University of Münster. During her Bachelor’s she then discovered her love for audio at Radio Q, during her Master’s her passion for video at Tide TV. Preferably, she mingles different formats and creates something completely new.

Caterina Reinker sometimes dreams of becoming a hacker. However, instead of computer science, she studied anthropology and communication studies in Münster, Uppsala and Cologne. And this also makes her happy. During her studies she took the time to gather various experiences and worked as a research assistant, video editor and Barista. At Radio Q in Münster and detektor.fm in Leipzig she did not only learn how to work in radio, but also how to unite pleasure and profession.

Project partner

Project partner is the Germany-wide online radio detektor.fm.  The station combines profound journalistic topics with handpicked music. Currently detektor.fm is considered as one of the most innovative online radio stations in Germany and has been awarded several times for their concept (e.g. German Radio Award ‘Best Innovation ‘, ‘Kultur- und Kreativpiloten’ of the Federal Ministry of Economics and two nominations for the Grimme Online Award). The station consistently committed to broadcast on the Internet.

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