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Introducing: Our 2018-2020 Journalism Trainees

Get to know our 2018-2020 trainees, find out about their interests and who they'd like to have a drink with.

Defne Altıok

Yourself in a tweet: Describe yourself in 140 characters. 

#walkaholic #stargazer #daydreamer #motherofavocados #curious #storyteller #datajournalism.

You should definitely see/listen to/read:

Watch: The Mark Steel Lectures, Carl Sagan's "Cosmos"

Listen to: All Queen songs!

Read: "Karamazov Brothers" by Fyodor Dostojewski, "La Disparition" by George Perec, Nazim Hikmet poems

I would love to have a beer (or mineral water) with:

A couple of beers with Monthy Python members.

The world really needs to see a drone video on: 

Dolphins jumping and swimming through the Bosphorus in Istanbul.

Instagram Story or Polaroid?

Polaroid! #nostalgia

 

 

Benjamin Alvarez Gruber
Yourself in a tweet: Describe yourself in 140 characters. 

Born and raised in Chile, moved to Germany to study journalism. Interested in stories, meeting new people and getting to know different and exciting cultures. 

You should definitely see/listen to/read:

See: The pyramids in Cairo

Listen to: A concert with music by Hans Zimmer

Read: "A Long Walk to Freedom" by Nelson Mandela

I would love to have a beer (or mineral water) with:

The Dalai Lama

The world really needs to see a drone video on: 

Dirty and polluted beaches around the world and its effect on the environment.  

Instagram Story or Polaroid?

Instagram Story

 

 

Ann-Christin Herbe

Yourself in a tweet: Describe yourself in 140 characters. 

Journalist from the Ruhrgebiet, who loves to tell good stories. Curious and ambitious. Booklover and chatterbox. Favorite places to be: at the beach or in the US.

You should definitely see/listen to/read:

See: The sunset at the Grand Canyon

Listen to: An audiobook read by Dietmar Wunder

Read: "The Power of the Dog", "The Wife between Us"

I would love to have a beer (or mineral water) with:

Don Winslow

The world really needs to see a drone video on: 

A close-up of exploding fireworks.

Instagram Story or Polaroid?

Instagram Story! Bless the Boomerang.

 

 

Anne Höhn

Yourself in a tweet: Describe yourself in 140 characters. 

Born: Freiburg. Took my first steps: Costa Rica. Started to write: local newspaper. Fell in love with journalism: #DW

You should definitely see/listen to/read:

See: The films "The Pianist", "In the Aisles" ("In den Gängen").

Listen to: Music by Sixto Rodriguez and Queen

Read: Short stories by Thomas Mann, "Kafka on the Shore" by Haruki Murakami, "The Name of the Rose" by Umberto Eco

I would love to have a beer (or mineral water) with:

Simone de Beauvoir 

The world really needs to see a drone video on: 

Ducklings

Instagram Story or Polaroid?

Instagram. I just need to register.

 

 

James Jackson

Yourself in a tweet: Describe yourself in 140 characters. 

Politics obsessed British DJ/Producer. Failed community organizer. Bassline Junkie. No relation to Michael! 

You should definitely see/listen to/read:

Watch: Films and TV shows "The Simpsons"," NSU German History X", "Game of Thrones", "The Rocky Horror Picture Show"

Listen to: The Beatles: "Sgt Peppers", Black Sabbath: "Paranoid", Led Zeppelin: "IV", Stevie Wonder: "Songs in the Key of Life, Michael Jackson: "Thriller"

Read: "Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail", "Midnight's Children", "Homage to Catalonia", Asimov's "Foundation" series, "The Handmaid's Tale"

I would love to have a beer (or mineral water) with:

Arundhati Roy, Hunter S. Thompson, Seumas Milne (Jeremy Corbyn's press secretary and former Guardian editor), Jan Böhmermann, Karl Marx, Drake

The world really needs to see a drone video on: 

The vastness of factory farming and the damage it does to the environment.

Instagram Story or Polaroid?

Why not both? 

 

 

Alexander Matthews

Yourself in a tweet: Describe yourself in 140 characters. 

Extremely and equally enthusiastic about great stories, biscuits and dogs. Former UK news reporter now broadening my horizons.

You should definitely see/listen to/read:

See: Mark Rylance as Olivia in "Twelfth Night" at Shakespeare’s Globe, ideally with a nice glass of wine at Christmas. 

Listen to: Bruce Springsteen live. 

Read: George Orwell’s "1984", but perhaps in tandem with Derren Brown’s "Happy: Why more or less everything is absolutely fine" for perspective

I would love to have a beer (or mineral water) with:

Neil deGrasse Tyson

The world really needs to see a drone video on: 

Rush hour traffic time-lapses in cities around the world, edited together to show just how much time humans spend stuck in cars.

Instagram Story or Polaroid?

Instagram Story for almost everything but Polaroid for treasured moments.

 

 

Cai Nebe

Yourself in a tweet: Describe yourself in 140 characters. 

Born and raised in southern Africa, always on the lookout for a good story, interesting people or a new language.

You should definitely see/listen to/read:

See: Namibia's Skeleton Coast at sunrise, the Gobi Desert at midday, Cape Town at sunset

Listen to: RadioLab's podcasts, "The World in a Hundred Objects", Al Michael's commentary on the "Miracle on Ice" during the 1980 Winter Olympics, "Hurricane" by Bob Dylan

Read: "Guns, Germs and Steel" by Jared Diamond, "Ach Afrika" by Bartholomäus Grill, "Born a Crime" by Trevor Noah

I would love to have a beer (or mineral water) with:

Journalists John Pilger or Michael Obert

The world really needs to see a drone video of: 

The Okavango Delta

Instagram Story or Polaroid?

An Instagram post reminiscing about the good old days of Polaroid :P

 

 

Diana Carolina Piñeros Santamaría

Yourself in a tweet: Describe yourself in 140 characters. 

A Colombian in Germany. Journalism, TV und digital media. Ready to discover and travel.

You should definitely see/listen to/read:

Watch: "Los Viajes del Viento", "Ilha das Flores", "Persepolis", "Surplus", "Hecho en México

Listen to: "Cali Pachanguero" (Grupo Niche, Colombia), "Apesar de Você" (Chico Buarque, Brazil), "Llorona" (Chavela Vargas, Mexico), "Puente " (Gustavo Cerati, Argentina)

Read: "One Hundred Years of Solitude", "Blindness"

I would love to have a beer (or mineral water) with:

Zhang Peng, Vik Muniz, Yann Tiersen, Jean Pierre Jeunet

The world really needs to see a drone video on:

Video 1: Colombia as one of the most diverse countries of the planet, with almost 10% of the world's total biodiversity.

Video 2: Contamination of our seas, and what we have used up in terms of natural resources.

Instagram Story or Polaroid?

Both

 

Doris Pundy

Yourself in a tweet: Describe yourself in 140 characters. 

Born and raised in Vienna, Generation Erasmus, former knitting entrepreneur turned journalist, terrible cook, good listener.

You should definitely see/listen to/read:

See: Many different countries

Listen to: Stories told by your grandparents

Read: Austrian literature from the early 20th century

I would love to have a beer (or mineral water) with:

Elizabeth T. Spira

The world really needs to see a drone video on: 

Worldwide deforestation

Instagram Story or Polaroid?

Polaroid 

 

 

Luisa von Richthofen

Yourself in a tweet: Describe yourself in 140 characters. 

Studied in France, then ventured out into the wider world.  From Hungary to the US, now keeping an eye out for great stories. Thrilled to have found my place at Deutsche Welle.

You should definitely seen/listen to/read:

See: The most beautiful staircases in the world in Budapest's 13th district. Venice at 3 a.m.  A tomato stall at the Velleron market in Provence.

Listen to: The literature podcast "Le Masque et la Plume" every second Sunday on France Inter. All of Georges Brassens' chansons. David Attenborough's voice

Read: "A Confederacy of Dunces" by John Kennedy Toole. Ignatius J. Reilly is one of the most scintillating protagonists in American literature!

I would love to have a beer (or mineral water) with:

Legendary reporters Joseph Roth and Ryszard Kapuściński or with Simone Weil.

The world really needs to see a drone video on: 

Madagascar's Route Nationale 7, which runs through the heart of the island's unique natural heritage.

Instagram Story or Polaroid?

Call me old fashioned but… Polaroid!

 

 

Giulia Saudelli

Yourself in a tweet: Describe yourself in 140 characters. 

Half Italian, half American. Almost-professional-ballet dancer, who then moved on to politics and economics. Traveller. Migrant. Expert suitcase packer and dumpling eater.

You should definitely see/listen to/read:

See: The Dolomites, Francesca Woodman and Vivian Maier's photography, the last episode of "The Americans"

Listen to: Pearl Jam's 2003 "Live at Benaroya Hall"

Read: "The Catcher in the Rye" by J. D. Salinger and "L'Isola di Arturo" by Elsa Morante

I would love to have a beer (or mineral water) with:

My grandfather, who was a US diplomat in Moscow and Prague at the height of the Cold War, to hear his stories and talk about politics and diplomacy.

The world really needs to see a drone video on: 

The most remote human settlements in the world.

Instagram Story or Polaroid?

Instagram Story of a Polaroid photo – with GIFs and all.

 

 

Natalia Smolentceva

Yourself in a tweet: Describe yourself in 140 characters. 

#NatashaFromRussia Curious for people's stories and always in for an adventure. Opening a #thread: 1 like—1 thing you'd never thought I did 

You should definitely see/listen to/read:

See: "1900" by Bernardo Bertolucci, Ilya and Emilia Kabakov's installations

Read: "Rayuela" by Julio Cortázar back and forth

Listen to: John Cage's "4'33"

I would love to go for a beer (or mineral water) with:

The last surviving person in a remote village somewhere in Siberia.

The world really needs to see a drone video on: 

The dachas of Russian politicians and their ducks.

Instagram Story or Polaroid?

Instagram Story with retro filters

Ramon Garcia-Ziemsen DW Akademie

Ramón García-Ziemsen

Head, Journalism Training

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