Global GROOVE: Electronic Music Journalism

Global GROOVE: Electronic Music Journalism

Monday, 3 August 2020, 5.00pm

A workshop programme hosted by GROOVE Magazine in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut: Berlin-based magazine GROOVE and the Goethe-Institut have each been documenting, supporting and shaping electronic music and club culture for over thirty years. Together they are now inviting young journalists from all over the world to participate in a workshop programme with the aim of developing a written, in-depth feature on their respective local scene. Applications are now open until August 3rd.

How does techno journalism work in the year 2020? How do you seek out relevant topics? What are the limits of music criticism and how do you even write a review? How can local voices make themselves heard in international conversations? What actually constitutes a good piece of music writing?

In a two-week seminar block from the 17th to the 28th of August, we will collectively develop the tools with which music journalism can answer these questions. The workshops will take place online and are open for the general public. Once the seminars are concluded, the ten selected participants will take action on their own: in coordination with the editors of GROOVE, they will write an article focusing on the regional specifics of electronic music in their own countries, in their native language and with a respective English translation.

Besides the opportunity of having their piece published in both languages by GROOVE in November this year, the participation in the workshop programme and the article will be compensated by the Goethe-Institut with a one-time payment of € 500 per participant.

Applications are now open until the 3rd of August, 6pm CET at global [at] (subject line: “Global GROOVE: Electronic Music Journalism”). This offer is explicitly targeted at people whose native language is not German. Unfortunately, we thus cannot accept applications from the predominantly German-speaking countries, namely Germany, Switzerland and Austria.

– an interest in electronic music culture
– basic experience in journalism
– stable internet connection
– English language proficiency sufficient for fluent communication

See link below for further details.

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