Awards of IMJ

Institute for Music Journalism (IMJ) Awards

2019

At the Baden-Württemberg State Media Prize 2019, four students of the Institute for Music Journalism at the the State Center for Music Journalism and Music Informatics at the University of Music Karlsruhe were awarded the annual Baden-Württemberg State Institute for Communications (LFK) Media Prize.

Under the heading of media moments, Baden-Württemberg private radio and television broadcasting contributions and productions were honored on May 13, 2019 at the Stage Palladium Theater Stuttgart before about 1000 guests from the political, business, university and media worlds. Benedikt Wiehle, a 22-year-old student in his fourth semester of the bachelor of music journalism for radio and multimedia program at the University of Music Karlsruhe, won in the Non-commercial Organizations, Universities and Instructional Institutions category with his radio feature, “Who the Hell is Elise? - Beethoven's Great Piano Hit.” The jury deemed his entry “music journalism at its best."

2018

University of Music Karlsruhe Institute for Music Journalism Graduate Awarded Best Moderator at the German Radio Awards 2018

Last year he was merely nominated, this time he won. Phillipp Schmid, a former student at the University of Music Karlsruhe Institute for Music Journalism, won the Best Moderator prize at this year's German Radio Awards, presented before 900 distinguished guests at Schuppen 52, a renovated warehouse in Hamburg. The German Radio Award is the highest honor for the nation’s radio industry. The jury praised his hosting style on Classics Through the Day, a program on the Northern German Broadcasting Culture (NDR) channel.

Philipp Schmid is one of the youngest award winners in this category in recent years. He combines musicality with linguistic astuteness, uniquely incisive humor, and much respect for his morning audience. He is an enthused supporter of young radio talents. He received his journalistic training at the University of Music Karlsruhe Institute for Music Journalism. Professor Jürgen Christ, the institute’s director, is pleased for his former pupil: “This is a major achievement for Philipp and major inspiration for his future career. We are quite proud to have given him the bases for today's success at our institute.”

 

Digital Journalism Prize Awarded to Institute for Music Journalism Students

Katharina Rostan, a graduate of the cultural media technology cooperation course at the University of Music Karlsruhe and the Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences, won third prize at this year's DIG-JO digital journalism awards, presented by the Baden-Württemberg State Office for Communication. The four-member jury was impressed by "From Anorexia Into Life," her Pageflow multimedia production. DIG-JO awards annually honor the finest multimedia web articles created at Baden-Württemberg universities. They are intended to integrate creative new forms of journalism, setting trends for the media industry.

2017

Two Graduates of the University of Music Karlsruhe Institute for Music Journalism Honored at the German Radio Awards 2017

At this year's German Radio Awards, attended by 2500 industry professionals in Hamburg’s Elbe Philharmonic Hall, Susann Krieger, former student of the University of Music Karlsruhe Institute for Music Journalism, won the best reporting award. Philipp Schmid was nominated in the Best Moderator category, the sole honoree in the classical music field. The German Radio Awards are the most respected national industry honors.

 

Institute for Music Journalism Student Wins the Baden-Württemberg State Institute for Communications (LFK) Media Prize 2017

Jury Statement: "The feature "Masterpiece of a Madman: Beethoven's First Razumovsky Quartet," is music journalism at its best. The listener absorbs new information things and worthwhile entertainment. Research and narrative sense, as well as technical realization, are all outstanding. It fully exploits the strengths of radio with sound effects, voice, and music. In the jury's opinion, it is a sensationally good radio contribution."

Nick Sternitzke, a University of Music Karlsruhe Institute for Music Journalism student, won one of two equivalent prizes in the Non-commercial Operators, Universities, and Trade Institutions category at this year's Baden-Württemberg State Institute for Communications (LFK) Media Prizes. In the field of radio, he received the coveted award with his "Masterpiece of a Madman: Beethoven's First Razumovsky Quartet." The award ceremony was held on May 15, 2017 as part of a gala in the Apollo Theater in the Stuttgart International Centrum. At the event, five radio and television categories were recognized for contributions noteworthy for journalistic quality, creativity, and originality as well as approach oriented to target groups.

The LFK Media Prizes are the most significant private broadcasting awards in Baden-Württemberg. This is the 26th time the awards are presented, distributing a total of 30,000 euros.

2016

3 May 2016

Graduate of the Institute for Music Journalism Awarded the Baden-Württemberg Media Prize 2016

Kevin Frisch, a graduate of the University of Music Karlsruhe Master of Music Journalism for Radio and Multimedia program, won with his television feature "Demons and Cow Elks: The Art of Screaming."

2015

12 May 2015

University of Music Karlsruhe Institute for Music Journalism Honored Twice at the Baden-Württemberg Media Prizes 2015

  • Vivian Schneider
    Award - Radio -
    Non-commercial Operators, Universities, and Trade Institutions
  • Raphael Hustedt
    Television -
    Universities and Trade Institutions

2014

12 May 2014

Claudia Thum, LFK Prize 2014

Baden-Württemberg Media Award 2014 of the State Institute for Communication Baden-Württemberg (LFK)
Television -
Universities and Trade Institutions
Graduation film “The Piano Sounds Blue: Synesthesia"

 

February 2014

Nena Wagner and Claudia Thumm Nominated for the LFK Media Prize 2014

Bachelor of arts program student Nena Melanie Wagner reports on the radio project “Jekasi - Everyone Can Sing” by the South African singer Sonja Oellermann. This project aims to anchor singing more firmly in everyday school life and promote social integration of foreign school children through multilingual songs. It can be heard on the homepage of the Young People’s Cultural Channel.

The graduate Claudia Thumm created as part of her master's thesis a 37-minute film, “The Piano Sounds Blue: Synesthesia - When Sounds Become Colors and Shapes.” The documentary follows three synesthetes in their everyday life, explaining the medical background of synesthesia.

2013

29 April 2013

Raphael Hustedt, First Prize Baden-Württemberg Media Prize 2013 of the State Institute for Communication Baden-Württemberg (LFK)

Category: Non-commercial Operators, Universities, and Trade Institutions

2012

7 May 2012

Gesa Dördelmann, First Prize Baden-Württemberg Media Prize 2012 of the State Institute for Communication Baden-Württemberg (LFK)

Category: Entertainment Radio

2011

9 May 2011

Maximilian Williams, LFK Media Prize 2011 Baden-Württemberg Media Prize 2011 of the State Institute for Communication Baden-Württemberg (LFK)

Video production "Undergrunt # 11 - New Music"

2009

16 October 2009

Simone Tan, First prize in the Day of Music Competition 2009

Category: "Tones - Interplay of Cultures" at the final concert for the On the History of Pansori workshop and corresponding film created by students from the Radio Music Journalism (LernRadio) Institute at the University of Music Karlsruhe, written by Simone Tan.

2008

5 May 2008

Baden-Württemberg Media Prize 2012 of the State Institute for Communication Baden-Württemberg (LFK) 2008

Felix Hentschel, prizewinner
Short film "... onto..." III: a Visit to Mark Andre’s Studio
Category: Television/ Universities,
Trade Institutions

Jan Ritterstaedt, prizewinner
Award for the graduation feature "The True Way to Compose," an Imaginary Discussion between Eduard Hanslick, Johannes Brahms, Franz Liszt, and Richard Wagner
Category: Radio/ Universities,
Trade Institutions

2006

October 2006

Ben Alber, RADIOJournal Broadcasting Award 2006

University of Music Karlsruhe Radio Music Journalism (LernRadio) program graduate Ben Alber (9th graduation class) was awarded the RADIOJournal Broadcasting Award 2006 for his feature, "From Timbuktu to Tennessee: Journey of the Blues" in the non-commercial features category.

 

8 May 2006

Jochen Hubmacher, First Prize and Audience Award Baden-Württemberg Media Awards 2006

Feature: "The Destiny Symphony: Decision under Floodlights"
Category: Universities and Trade Institutions

2004

March 2004

Sonja Zieger, LFK Media Prize 2004 Nominee

As her graduation feature, Sonja Zieger created “Music of a Life: a Radio Play Inspired by the Novel of the Same Title by Andreï Makine,” nominated for the Media Prize of the LFK Baden-Württemberg in the category of radio features from universities and trade institutions.

 

2004

Nicolas Tribes received special mention for his outstanding performance at the Axel Springer Prize for Young Journalists 2004 in the radio division for his feature "The Zuse Z 22". The Axel Springer Prize for Young Journalists is the most significant competition for young journalists in Germany. More..

2003

March 2003

Leslie Thomé, LFK Media Prize 2003 nominee.

"The whole world in your ear" is how Leslie Thomé describes her enthusiasm for radio, which is audible in the diverse work of the graduate from the University of Music Karlsruhe Radio Music Journalism (LernRadio) program. Leslie Thomé’s nomination for her graduation feature "Cracks in the Mirror: A Utopian Composition" was affirmed as a high quality effort by the State Office for Communication Baden-Württemberg (LfK) in the non-commercial organization/ educational radio category for radio plays.

2002

April 2002

Matthias Kugler, LFK Media Award 2002

University of Music Karlsruhe Radio Music Journalism (LernRadio) graduate Matthias Kugler was nominated for the State Institute for Communication Baden-Württemberg (LfK) media prize 2002 in the educational radio category for his graduation feature "Phat Beats and Wildstylez - The Hip-Hop Phenomenon."

2000

16 May 2000

Julia Schölzel, LFK Media Prize - Special Prize 2000

Julia Schölzel, a graduate of the University of Music Karlsruhe Radio Music Journalism (LernRadio) course, won a special prize for outstanding performance with her play "If The F Dies: A Chamber Play" at a competition organized by the State Institute for Communication Baden-Württemberg (LfK).

1999

27 April 1999

Markus Kunz, LFK Media Award 1999

Markus Kunz, graduate of the University of Music Karlsruhe Radio Music Journalism course (LernRadio), won the 1999 radio prize of the State Institute for Communication Baden-Württemberg (LfK) in the non-commercial organization category with his graduation feature "Vinicius de Moraes: Bossa Nova Poet."