Helmut Schmidt Journalist Award
The Helmut Schmidt Journalism Award was first awarded in 1996. Since then, it has been awarded every year for special achievements in the field of consumer-friendly reporting on business and financial topics. The award promotes consumer-oriented business journalists and the genre of consumer journalism.
The prize, sponsored by ING in Germany, is worth a total of 30,000 euros, with prizes of 15,000, 10,000 and 5,000 euros awarded to the three best journalistic achievements. The jury takes into account press articles, television and radio reports, and online publications from all German-language media when making its selection.
For the 2018 awards ceremony, this resulted in 6 films that presented each of the nominees. It was important to bring out the character of the presented projects through editing rhythm, music selection and color correction. For example, the film shown here about the Paradise Papers investigative team has a restless pace, uneasy music, and a desaturated look with a blue tint. In contrast, the much more relaxed local entry “Life Without Plastic” (as found on the Helmut Schmidt Journalistenpreis homepage) was given a calmer edit, a more saturated, warm look and upbeat music.
Production: Studio ZX