MEDIA CONVENTION Berlin is one of Europe’s pioneering media congresses. It is held by Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg and Medienanstalt Berlin-Brandenburg and is taking place for the fourth time in cooperation with re:publica at STATION Berlin this year. From 8 to 10 May 2017, the stages of #MCB17 are dedicated to current issues of media and Internet politics, market trends and developments of digital media society. 



At #MCB17, Adam B. Ellick answered our questions about the recent developments in journalism, and the new set of skills this requires of reporters,  the importance of brand awareness and audience development and the balance of entertainment and "serious" reporting. 


Throughout his career, John Gaeta has managed to harness the latest technologies for creative storytelling. In our vodeo interview, her tells us about what drives him in his creative work. 


Tomorrow at 10:30 a.m., Berlin's governing mayor Michael Müller will open MEDIA CONVENTION Berlin and re:publica. The two events taking place simultaneously at STATION Berlin are once again expecting about 8,000 visitors from over 60 countries. Here's a short run-down of some speaker and programme highlights.


Jim Egan, CEO, BBC Global News Ltd, will be part of the MCB17-Panel on Journalism caught in a credibility dilemma. In our interview, he talks about how the media landscape changed in the last ten years. He also explains the BBC’s strategy in these times, where reputable media outlets find it increasingly challenging to make themselves heard over the noise.


Speakers of Media Convention Berlin 2017

Unterabteilungsleiterin – Ordnungsrahmen Digitalpolitik
Bundeswirtschaftsministerium (BMWi)
Intendantin des MDR und Vorsitzende der ARD
Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk (MDR)
Video Correspondent
New York Times
Executive Creative Director
Lucasfilm / ILMxLAB

Partners #mcb17