We are living in a time, where in the news business, speed is considered crucial. We journalists are under pressure to get the story quickly; better yet – get it first. But more and more, we are wondering, what is behind those headlines of the breaking news?
Being young journalism students in Aarhus, we have hit the breaks and present to you our new podcast SLOW NEWS. We try to give you an alternative to the mainstream media, and more importantly, we give ourselves as reporters and you, our listeners, time to investigate and understand a news event in depth, seek out untold stories and present different angles.
We value meaning over mere information.
In this first episode of our podcast, we will introduce you to the concept of Slow News and give you the opportunity to get to know our team.
Nanna will guide you through this episode in which Juliette interviews the leading researcher about Slow News, American scholar Jennifer Rauch; Méline and Denitsa explain why it matters to themselves as aspiring journalists and to the world to go deeper into stories; and Louisa shares her motivation to bring forgotten crises to your attention. Of course, we will not let you start the weekend with disillusion about the current state of the news, but Louise and Valerie will at the end give you some recommendations of great Slow News pieces already out there.
Slow News will from now bring new perspectives and in-depth research about different topics in a bi-weekly rhythm here on Planet Mundus.
- Jennifer Rauch: website
- Slow Media: Why Slow is Satisfying, Sustainable, and Smart by Jennifer Rauch
- Recommended article about the DR Congo, The Atlantic
- Recommended podcast about Israel and Palestine, DW
- Recommended article about the effects of climate change on Mongolian herders, The Guardian
Contributors: Nanna Vedel-Hertz, Méline Laffabry, Juliette Freysson, Denitsa Demitrova, Louisa Esther Mugabo, Valerie Krall, Louise Rasmussen.
Interview partner: Jennifer Rauch
Editors: Nanna Vedel-Hertz and Louisa Esther Mugabo
Text: Louisa Esther Mugabo
Picture: Louisa Esther Mugabo, edited by Nanna Vedel-Hertz