Media diversity is complicated in Berlin. There are still a few newspapers that appear in print every day, but a closer look reveals that ownership is limited.
It is wonderful to see a homeless newspaper successfully create visibility, to be on a path of growth in print whilst being financially stable. The founder, Pauł Sochacki, offers a counter-model to the dominant economy of exclusion.
Marcelo Rinesi recently released a dashboard tool dubbed “What’s New in News“: it discovers articles that are less read and potentially more “surprising”. Marcelo lets it collect data from articles with past popularity and weeds out news everyone is reading already anyway.
What gets amplified, repackaged and potentially monetized is in constant negotiation, whether it means having something to say or simply saying something is pretty much up to producer recipient plattforms and those who support and finance them.
Dragan Epenscheid, media artist and Digital Conservator at Rhizome, talked about “The Preservation of Net Art as Resistance to Digital Industrialism” at this years transmediale.