Hamburg still most attractive media city, Nextmedia survey finds

Second Media Worker Report uncovers locations and innovation drivers of media industry

Hamburg still most attractive media city, Nextmedia survey finds
Photo: Maxim Schulz/Hamburg Marketing

Hamburg remains the most popular city in Germany among media workers and has risen over figures in 2017. Some 32 per cent of those surveyed found the Hanseatic city to be the most attractive. Berlin ranked third with fewer votes (16 per cent), slightly behind Munich with 16 per cent, according to the Media Yorker Report 2018. The study was conducted by nextMedia.Hamburg, Deloitte consulting and the career network Xing based on big data analysis and surveys. The report can be downloaded in full from:

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Changing media world

The proportion of media experts in the IT industry has risen by 39 per cent in recent years. At the same time, more and more digital experts are working in the media industry, the study found. The merging of content and technology is progressing and journalists and IT specialists are no longer acting separately, but share offices or one person does these tasks.

More and more digital experts

Half of all media workers are already data-based. However, very few people fear being replaced by new technologies. More and more media workers are concerned with innovations that are not yet standard in an increasingly technological working world. Virtual reality, augmented reality, artificial intelligence and language assistants in particular are also becoming more widespread.

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Emergency numbers fail in several German states

Callers to the emergency numbers 110 and 112 weren’t able to reach operators Thursday morning in several German states.

The 112 emergency number on an ambulance.
The 112 emergency number on an ambulance. Photo: picture alliance/dpa | Boris Roessler

The emergency number 110 for police and 112 for fire crews failed around the country early Thursday morning, with callers unable to reach emergency operators for urgent assistance between about 4:30 am and 5:40 am local time.

The Office for Civil Protection and Disaster Aid is looking into these outages, which were reported in states including Lower Saxony, Baden-Württemberg, and  Brandenburg, and in major cities like Berlin, Cologne, Hamburg, and Frankfurt. Cologne was further affected by cuts to electricity, drinking water, and regular telephone services. Lower Saxony also saw disruptions to the internal phone networks of police and hospitals.

Emergency services are not reporting any more disturbances and people should be able to once again reach 110 and 112 around the country as normal.

Investigators are looking into the problem, but haven’t yet established a cause or any consequences that may have happened due to the outage. Provider Deutsche Telekom says they have ruled out the possibility of an attack by hackers.