Prof. John A. Kantara

Project manager

Professor John A.Kantara is a professor at the Dekra university for media. He teaches the modules “the basics of journalism”, “media ethics”, “stage acting”, “story telling” as well as “tv presentation”

John studied political science at the Free university Berlin as well as international science at the City university of London. Since the year 2000 he works as a free journalist and tv author for ZDF, arte and 3Sat

My impressions of the class of 2016 neatly structured

My first thoughts on the class of 2016What a dirty heap (chuckle)

What I will miss most about the journalism class of 2016 The unagitated wit of most colleagues

What I will miss the least about the journalism class of 2016 The long absence of some of the colleagues

What advice do I want to give to the journalism class of 2016 for the way You have to work on yourself in order to fly!

Lisa-Marie Pohlmann

Chef Editor

Age: 21 years old

Specialization: Video journalism

3 qualities that describe me: punctual, responsible, communicative

Task on the final project: Editor-in-Chief for the media acting and video journalism students

What I have learned in the final project: Above all, practical experience in interest-controlled telephoning. In addition, I’ve also learned it always makes sense to structure myselfwell (by logs, lists, etc.) in order to keep track of larger projects.

The thing I’ll miss the most from my time at university: The talks with the lecturers andPetra as well as the non-academic staff, Küran’s helpfulness and the short floor discussions with fellow students.

I’ll never miss these things from my time at university : Marko’s evil eye, if the cables were not properly rolled up. And the stinkingmetro station Warschauer Straße!

I will never forget this moment: the celebration after the opening day. It was just awesome.

I see myself in 10 years: Difficult … everywhere and nowhere. I estimate that in 10 years I will have a permanent job somewhere on the radio or television and give lectures as a guest at universities about my experiences so far.

My advice to all new students: Keep the contacts (also among each other),You never know when you can use them again!

Ragnar Sierazdiski

Chef Editor

Age: 21

Specialization: Video journalism

3 qualities that best describe me: perfectionist, organized, nocturnal

Task on the final project: Editor-in-Chief

What I have learned in the final project: that the lessons taught in the federal police school are also very interesting. I’ve also got a lot of practical experience for my future.

The thing I’ll miss most from university: Productive and unproductive, fun with the  students and the family feel the university has.

The thing I’ll never miss from university: unreliable and unmotivated students, chaos and non-communication.

I’ll never forget this moment: when I praised the off-text of a group – and then realized that I wrote it myself.

In 10 years I see myself, maybe working in  a newspaper, maybe in  television. Definitely in the news and moving images.

My advice to all new students: Take on your own projects, work journalistically and gain experience independently!

Jaqueline Kaldewey

Production

Age: 23

Specialization: Video journalism

professional interests: editing and production

3 qualities that best describe me: ambitious, organized, helpful

Tasks on the final project: production management, cinematographer and editorial staff during filming days

What I have learned in the final project: … to coordinate many things at the same time and to have an overview of everything.

The thing I’ll miss the most about my time at university: I’ll miss my classmates and the talks with the lecturers and professors very doll.

The thing I’ll never miss about university: … Tables without sockets.

I’ll never forget that moment: Marco showed us how to wind the cable properly.

I see myself in 10 years: Difficult … I’m so interested in so many different things. For now, I’d prefer having a job behind the camera. But you never know where life takes you. In 10 years, I hope I have a permanent job in an editorial office or production. At some point I would like to shoot my own documentaries.

My advice to all new students: Take what you have learned in the time and try to gain more and more experience. Never forget to have fun while working.

Raphael Ehlert

Mounting

Age 22

Specialization video journalism and things

3 qualities that best describe me: maybe too honest, balanced, humorous, (existent)

Task on the final project: editing god and tone master

What I’ve learned in the final project: everyone in the world is an idiot, except for me!

The thing I’ll miss most about university: Being semi-comatose while standing up onthe train and and yet stupid enough to be ridiculed by the side of Steffi.

The one thing I will not miss from my time at university: scientific work.

I will never forget this moment:having to use 20 adapters to get a signal in a Mac (fucking Mac ey) and still have a reasonably decent signal.

In 10 years I see myself as: Hopefully not under a bridge.

My advice to all new students: Sometimes just lie down. The bed is soft and warm and you’ll  regret the decision not to stay in it.