Master - Media and Technology Management: Selected Issues
'Management of Journalism'

(WS '17/'18)

C. Wellbrock

2 SWS, 6 CP

Fridays, 12:30-05:30 pm: Oct. 20 (mandatory kick-off), Dec. 15 (both '17), Jan. 19 and Jan. 26 (both '18)
voluntary field trip: 3-4 days in the week of Mar. 05-09, '18.

Location: HS XXIII, WiSo-

Start: Oct. 20, '17

Held in English

Mandatory Pre-Assignment due Oct. 10, '17, 11:00 am


Course Description and Background

This course covers the economics and management of journalism and journalistic products. In particular, we will look into the following topics:

Oct. 20, '17 (mandatory kick-off), Dec. 15,'17, Jan. 19 and Jan. 26 (both '18) -- plus voluntary field trip: 3-4 days in the week of Mar. 05-09, '18.

Mandatory Pre-Assignment
The Pre-Assignment and all details will be eMailed to students registered for the course on OUR MTM website and by signed application form (see below) on Oct. 02, '17. The Pre-Assignment is due on Oct. 10, '17, 11:00 am via eMail from your sMail account. All other details to follow on Oct. 02, '17.


Field Trip
The course closes with a 3-4 day field trip in March '18. We will visit a number of leading media companies based in NRW and Hamburg (possibly DuMont Mediengruppe, FUNKE Mediengruppe, Gruner+Jahr, Der SPIEGEL, Google, Axel Springer). The trip might incur costs of approximately 250€ per student (likely less) for travel and accommodation. All students of the seminar are encouraged/expected to participate in all parts of the field trip, but it does not count into grading!

Grading / Credit Points

Grading will be based on

Students need to pass all grading elements in order to pass the course.
"Alle Prüfungselemente müssen mindestens bestanden sein."

REQUIRED EXAM Registration starting Aug. 01, '17, 11:00 am, open until Oct. 05, '17, 6:00 pm (including waiting list)
A successful registration requires

(1) an MTM-Master-Account,

(2) online registration here for the course, and

(3) a signed application form in our mailbox, Pohligstr.1, 50969 Cologne.

Registration is binding (last chance to withdraw is on Oct. 05 '17, 6:00 pm. Participation is limited - we will forward the participant list to the WiSo-PA considering the registration sequence and perhaps waiting list for final admission. Later registration will NOT be possible.


For registration-related questions, please contact christian.wellbrock<at>

Verbindliche Prüfungsanmeldung ab 01. Aug. '17, 11:00 Uhr, bis 05. Okt. '17, 18:00 Uhr (inklusive Warteliste)

Eine erfolgreiche Anmeldung erfordert

(1) einen MTM-Master-Account,

(2) Online-Anmeldung für die Veranstaltung

(3) unterschriebenes Anmeldeformular in unserem Briefkasten, Pohligstr.1, 50969 Köln.

Die Prüfungsanmeldung ist verbindlich (letzte Gelegenheit zur Abmeldung am 05. Okt. '17, 18:00 Uhr). Die Teilnahme ist begrenzt - wir leiten die Teilnehmerliste an das WiSo-PA unter Berücksichtigung der Anmeldereihenfolge und evtl. Warteliste weiter. Eine spätere Anmeldung ist NICHT möglich.


Important: We (Profs. Wellbrock and Loebbecke) guarantee every student the opportunity to participate in either the Selected Issues offered by Prof. Wellbrock (Management of Journalism) or in the Selected Issues offered by Prof. Loebbecke (Readings on the Sharing Economy). At the same time, we may withdraw one of the two courses if participation is less than five (5) students. In case we cancel the Selected Issues course you registered for (and only in that case), we would let you know early enough for YOU to decide whether to take "the other" Selected Issues course or none of the two.

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