News and Events - Media Links
The Internet means we overcome the tyranny of distance with access to a broad range of media online to read, listen to or watch as podcasts or vodcasts, or interact on websites and more.
Indeed, journalism is being transformed by new media - for better or worse?
Need help with understanding news-speak?
- Nachrichtenvokabular von 1 bis Z - glossary of common words in news items
Easier News in the German Language
Daily News in German
- Neuneinhalb - WDR - news items and more for younger people
- Tagesschau - Visit this website for local and international news, Lottozahlen, and all wanted to know about weather incl: Vorhersagen, Biowetter (!), Wetterthema, Reisewetter, Klimakarten, Wetterrekorde, Wetterlexikon. (German)
- ORF TVthek - News items from Austrian TV
- Germanheit - Daily (almost) bite-sized bits and pieces of information about German, Germany and more. (English)
- Spiegel Online - Interactive map to source articles and information for countries around the world
- Die Presse - Styria Media Group
- Newspapers in Austria and Radio in Austria
- Newspapers in the German language around the World - German-speakers are found throughout the world.
German in Oz
Speakers of German live in metropolitan, regional and remote Australia and appreciate reports and information in the German language.
- SBS Audio and Language: German Program - Produced in Melbourne
- SBS Guide - Radio, TV and SBS on Demand
- 3ZZZ Community Radio - German and Austrian shows
- Die Woche in Australien - Print and Online
- Deutsche in Melbourne - website with reports and more
- Deutsche in Perth
- Deutsche in Brisbane
- German in Brisbane
- Swiss on the NET in Australia
- Infobahn Australia
Deutsche Welle World
The website of this highly respected news service is a fantastic resource for news and events in Germany and beyond, as well as offering online language courses and materials.
- Homepage - respected international news service in 30 languages
- Media Centre - LIVE, Video, Audio, Pictures, Podcasts on demand
- Radio Program: Pulse - taking the pulse of youth culture
- Langsam gesprochene Nachrichten - selected news reports spoken slowly
Other German Media
- dpa International - German Press Agency - English
- Deutschradio24sieben - NZ based but produced by learners of German for a world wide audience: Mach mit!
- Lilipuz Radio für Kinder - Homepage for this WDR5 program with lots of activities for students
- Kulturaustausch - Journal for international perspectives
- Deutschland.de - Online journal about Germany
- Deutschland.de Videos - Videos on many topics
- TV Programs - Germany
- Orf TV und Radio - Austria
- ZDF Mediathek - Videos on many topics
- Bayerisches Fernsehen - TV online
- Radio - Germany
- Radioweb - Germany
- World Radio - Switzerland (English) and other Radio Stations
- Funkhaus Europa - Multi-Kulti Deutschland und Europa
Diplomatic News for German in Canberra
Mark Twain Quote
Extract from a column called A Tramp Abroad that Mark Twain wrote on a walking tour in Germany in 1880. This following extract is from a piece called 'The Awful German Language'. Learners of German can still relate to the content.
"An average sentence, in a German newspaper, is a sublime and impressive curiosity; it occupies a quarter of a column; it contains all the ten parts of speech -- not in regular order, but mixed; it is built mainly of compound words constructed by the writer on the spot, and not to be found in any dictionary -- six or seven words compacted into one, without joint or seam -- that is, without hyphens; it treats of fourteen or fifteen different subjects, each enclosed in a parenthesis of its own, with here and there extra parentheses, making pens with pens: finally, all the parentheses and reparentheses are massed together between a couple of king-parentheses, one of which is placed in the first line of the majestic sentence and the other in the middle of the last line of it -- AFTER WHICH COMES THE VERB, and you find out for the first time what the man has been talking about; and after the verb -- merely by way of ornament, as far as I can make out -- the writer shovels in "HABEN SIND GEWESEN GEHABT HABEN GEWORDEN SEIN," or words to that effect, and the monument is finished. I suppose that this closing hurrah is in the nature of the flourish to a man's signature -- not necessary, but pretty. German books are easy enough to read when you hold them before the looking-glass or stand on your head -- so as to reverse the construction -- but I think that to learn to read and understand a German newspaper is a thing which must always remain an impossibility to a foreigner." SOURCE