FOCUS Online becomes more constructive with AI
FOCUS Online is the first German news portal to use an in-house developed tool based on artificial intelligence to make its content more constructive in the long term. The "Constructive Score" acts as a new metric in the daily editorial routine of FOCUS Online and provides the BurdaForward brand with live information about how solution-oriented the content on the portal is designed. With success: on the FOCUS Online homepage alone, the articles have increased in their constructiveness by more than 10 percent since the score went live in the middle of last year.
Olaf Scholz visits BurdaForward
In a good mood, determined, focused. This is how Vice Chancellor Olaf Scholz appeared during his visit to Munich last week. The candidate for chancellor took time for an open conversation with the BurdaForward colleagues and answered their questions about the pandemic fight, the upcoming election campaign and shared his very personal view on the developments in the country.
BurdaForward launches Covid19 risk calculator
How safe is my office? How does the risk of infection change if I ventilate regularly? And does the type of mouth-nose protection really make that much difference? There is a lot of uncertainty about the risk of infection from Covid19. With the Covid19 risk calculator (CRR for short) from the publisher BurdaForward (including FOCUS Online, CHIP.de, TV SPIELFILM and BUNTE.de), users can now individually calculate how high their risk of infection is.
"fit4future" Award for BurdaForward CCO Daniel Steil
At the annual charity gala of the Cleven Foundation, BurdaForward-CCO and former FOCUS Online Editor-in-Chief Daniel Steil was awarded the "fit4future" Honorary Award. Steil is a "man of the word" who makes a difference, emphasizes foundation chairman Robert Lübenoff in his laudation.
CHIP Level Up puts gaming from the niche into the spotlight
To many people the topic of gaming has a deterrent effect. Be it through the many technical terms or an enormous entry hurdle for many a game. With CHIP Level Up we want to take away these fears and make reading fun for beginners and hardcore gamers alike.
Live expert interview: The new Corona Warning App
Since yesterday, the mobile app of the Robert Koch Institute for the containment of the Corona pandemic is available for download. CHIP and FOCUS Online joined forces and discussed the issue with selected experts in a one-hour LIVE broadcast.
#Lebenslauf2020 running challenge for Germany’s terminally ill children
"Mom said my brother is very sick and may leave us soon. Will he go to heaven?" Every day, the "Oskar Sorgentelefon” (Oskar worry phone) of the German association of children's hospices faces questions like these. Germany’s terminally ill children and their loved ones can reach the Oskar Sorgentelefon confidentially, free of charge and around the clock – even in the middle of the night or on holidays. The telephone service is financed by donations alone, but these have come to a near standstill in the face of the economic crisis that hit German society during the coronavirus pandemic. While donations are slowing down, OSKAR’s telephone hotlines never stand still - and neither does Marie Schulte-Bockum.
Young people rely on CHIP.de
Most teenagers and young adults rely on CHIP.de in all questions of everyday life. According to the latest study of the Media Diversity Monitor (2019-II), the consumer portal positions itself before web.de and the streaming platform Netflix. CHIP.de reaches more than 24 million people every month with its expert tips and product tests.
Constructively through the crisis
In April BurdaForward reached more than 41 million unique users for the second time in a row - that is two thirds of all German online users. With the highest-reach news service FOCUS Online and a strong platform of user-centred special interest portals, we are supporting the corona crisis with reliable reporting.
A newsroom in the Corona crisis
The corona pandemic is keeping people around the world on tenterhooks, causing uncertainty and awakening the need for reliable information. Digital news portals such as FOCUS Online have a fundamental role to play in crisis situations like this. What is happening behind the scenes? How does the editorial team cope with this extraordinary news situation under the difficult working conditions it entails?
"Eliminating fears and worries without trivializing"
Since one week FOCUS Online and a team of experts have been answering the most common questions about coronavirus in a digital consultation hour - live and in constant exchange with infectiologists, virologists and other specialists. Already in this time the portal reached with the consulting hour on focus.de over one million humans, daily several hundred Mails arrive with the editorship.
FOCUS in the course of time
Florian Festl and Markus Krischer hosted the third FOCUS Dinner Talk on 30 January. Under the moderation of Susann Atwell, the FOCUS makers discussed questions about the future of the media industry, talked about changes in journalistic work and outlined the cooperation between the print and digital editorial teams under the common umbrella of the FOCUS brand. Marketing decision-makers from all sectors accepted the invitation to Düsseldorf's star restaurant Dr. Kosch.
Journalists in conversation with FOCUS
FOCUS Online and FOCUS Magazine co-hosted the second industry leaders’ meeting of their new event series “FOCUS Dinner Talk” in Munich. The event for customers and colleagues was moderated by Susann Atwell. BurdaForward’s COO Daniel Steil, FOCUS Online’s chief editor Florian Festl and FOCUS Magazine’s deputy editor Markus Krischer discussed the future of journalism, changes in editorial work and the consumption of news.
The Future of Journalism
Last week, FOCUS Online and FOCUS Magazine hosted dinner for media industry leaders in Hamburg. FOCUS Online’s editor-in-chief Daniel Steil and FOCUS Magazine’s deputy editor Markus Krischer discussed the future of journalism with clients, agencies and colleagues. Susanne Atwell guided the group through the evening.