How does news reach the media?

Nanoscience students recently visited the Basler Zeitung newspaper as part of the Media Competence course for an insight into the world of current newspaper reporting. Editor-in-chief Markus Sonn welcomed the group of eight and clearly explained which news makes it into the paper and how.

The Media Competence course is available to Bachelor’s nanoscience students and attracts considerable interest year after year. It was conceived by Dr Ralf Stutzki in 2014 and has been offered once a year ever since. In addition to lectures and exercises on the topic, the course includes a visit to the Basler Zeitung and a day at the Kanal K radio studios. During this course, the young scientists learn to present their own research to an audience of non-experts in a way that is entertaining and, above all, easy to understand.