Prize Winners 2007
Franco-German relations have been at the centre of this native-born Alsatian’s journalistic work right from the beginning of his career. The former radio, television and newspaper correspondent in Germany has also authored many publications about his neighbouring country.
Arnaud Miguet, Jérôme Bony, Karine Comazzi, Bernard Lebrun
„Allemagne : la grande mutation ?”
The jury has unanimously awarded the Television Prize to a special of France 2 magazine “An Eye on the Planet”. It has four parts and bears the title “Germany: The Great Change?”.
The magazine was broadcast shortly before the football world championship and shows a modern Germany that is little known in France: its economic, social and demographic aspects, and the special relationship between France and Germany.
The jury was impressed by the quality of the research, lively cinematic presentation, and selection of interview partners.
„Le souvenir du ‚miracle de Berne’ aujourd’hui en Allemagne“
The radio jury has unanimously awarded the Franco-German Journalism Prize in the Radio category to Hélène Kohl for her feature “Remembrance of the ‘Miracle of Bern” in Germany today”.
It was broadcast by the French channel Radio Europe 1 in the run-up to the football world championship in Germany. The author has succeeded in introducing a French audience to a piece of German social history.
The jury underscores the good selection of interview partners, adroit formulation of questions and successful realization of the feature. It also reflects the atmosphere in Germany in the year of the Miracle of Bern, 1954, very well.
Print Media Prize
„Zimmer ohne Aussicht“
In his reportage “Room without a View”, Michael Kläsgen traces the life trajectories of France’s new homeless and the “uncertain generation”.
Kläsgen renders a highly topical and relevant issue understandable for a German audience here. “You can be out on the street from one day to the next in France”, says one person concerned in Kläsgen’s reportage, just as the late Abbé Pierre once did. One understands why after Kläsgen’s reportage.
Internet Prize – donated by the Départment de la Moselle
“France Today – The Magazine for Francophile Internauts”
The weblog presents short, concise texts on various aspects of French, but also international interest. It thus facilitates a quick orientation of German readers in subject areas such as politics, business, sports, boulevard, or also tourism.
The jury awards the prize in honour of the topicality, European relevance, and journalistic professionalism of the presentation. The reporting about the elections in France is commendable.
Yount Talent Prize donated by the Franco-German Youth Office
The new TGV line between Paris and Frankfurt am Main occasioned Anne Funk to portray people from various cities along the route.
She makes the train’s stops in Reims, Bar-le-Duc and Metz accessible to the reader in vivid pictures. Ms. Funk’s idea of introducing people inside the train, where time, space, identities and nationalities seemingly blur, is refreshing. The realization is successful and suitable for the target group of a young magazine.