Ulrike Teschke and Farhad Khalil, Tagesspiegel Managing Directors: “School newspapers in print or digital are an important expression of the world of thought and the diverse opinions of young people. They offer them the opportunity to try out their linguistic and intellectual skills at an early stage, to write about topics and questions that move them and affect them individually. We are therefore very pleased that the Tagesspiegel, as a media partner of the Berlin school newspaper competition, can help schoolchildren support the formation of opinions and democratic coexistence at their school. ”
The Tagesspiegel accompanies the competition editorially and provides material prizes for the award-winning editors. In addition, Robert Ide, Managing Editor at Tagesspiegel, is a member of the jury.
“It is an honor and a pleasure for me to get to know the new ideas of schoolchildren while writing. Because school newspapers are characterized by the same thing as the Tagesspiegel: curiosity and passion for the people around us, ”says Robert Ide.
Schoolchildren can submit their school newspapers for the competition until December 11, 2020. Editorial offices of both printed and online newspapers can participate. Due to the corona pandemic, the award ceremony will not take place in the Red City Hall as usual, but digitally. The award-winning school newspapers automatically qualify for the national competition, the school newspaper competition of the federal states. All information on participation can be viewed online.
The media partnership between the Tagesspiegel and the Berlin school newspaper competition is a further component of the existing activities and projects with schools and young target groups. For example, on the occasion of its 75th birthday this year, the Tagesspiegel is giving away 7,500 free digital subscriptions to young Berliners and is asking for honest feedback on its journalism and offers under the motto “What should change”. The publisher would also like to discuss the future of quality journalism together in accompanying workshops.