RAT.HUB | Startup Podcast: Linda in conversation with Julia Hildebrand

Linda about Julia Hildebrand:

Today, I am joined by Julia Hildebrand. As part of the award-winning Correctiv team, Julia leads a project called beabee. It is a tool that helps newsrooms turn audiences into engaged communities. Before that, Julia had worked for the social startup ChangeX in Dublin where she developed community-software that allows people to start their own local projects. I met Julia while we both worked for Germany’s international broadcaster Deutsche Welle. During that time, she was developing new social media strategies, guidelines and workflows for more user participation.

Julia’s expectations of community-journalism is high: “There is so much more potential for civic participation. Community-Journalism for me is a way, to unleash that potential and empower people to improve their own environment.”

I am very happy that she agreed to do this interview. We discussed civic participation and in how far journalism can or should foster that.

About RAT.HUB | Startup Podcast

Welcome to RAT.HUB, I’m Linda Rath and I interview startup founders to understand what makes them tick, what makes them tick and what we can learn from them. Founding a company takes courage, diligence and luck … and what else you need, we’ll find out together.

If you have any questions or suggestions, just drop me a line via Twitter. My handle is @Lynda420.

The podcast is supported by MediaTech Hub Potsdam. The MediaTech Hub Potsdam bundles the local expertise of specialists and visionaries an accelerator and an annual MediaTech Hub Conference. We were with our startup Vragments from 2018 to 2020 in the office space in the former MediaTech Hub Lab in the media city Babelsberg and I can also recommend their offerings here. For more information, visit www.mth-potsdam.de.