Chemnitz Media Researcher Recognised
Chemnitz University of Technology’s Dr. Stefanie Müller is receiving the 2019 ARD/ZDF Women + Media Technology Award
Dr. Stefanie Müller, research associate and television studio manager at the Professorship of Media Informatics (Prof. Dr. Maximilian Eibl) at Chemnitz University of Technology, is receiving the 2019 ARD/ZDF Women + Media Technology Award. The ARD.ZDF Media Academy made this announcement on 17 July 2019. Müller is one of altogether 3 award winners, and she is receiving her award based on her dissertation on “The systemisation and identification of sources of interference and disturbance in historical video materials via the digitised video collection of local television stations in Saxony”, which she wrote at Chemnitz University of Technology. Müller is the first from Chemnitz University of Technology to win this award. The award ceremony will take place on 6 September 2019 in Berlin.
“There were so many impressive works submitted by other women this year, that I honestly did not expect to win this award. I am very thankful to have been nominated and to receive this award. It is fantastic that there are people committed to making this award possible. I can only encourage other female scientists out there to apply for the award,” says Dr. Müller.
Background: ARD/ZDF Women + Media Technology Award
First given in 2009, the ARD/ZDF Women + Media Technology Award has been awarded annually to female graduates of universities in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The prize recognises talented women in technical media professions who, as a part of their studies and research, have worked in the area of audio-visual media production and distribution.
The selection committee is made up of members of public broadcasters, colleges and universities, and industry trade associations. Among the criteria for the award are thematic quality and innovation, practical relevance, strategic importance of the work for public broadcasting, and professional competence.
Publication: Müller, Stefanie: Störquellen und Störerscheinungen in zeithistorischen Videodokumenten am Beispiel digitalisierter Videobestände sächsischer Lokalfernsehsender . - Chemnitz : Universitätsverlag Chemnitz . - 2018 . - XXIV, 406 Pages : Illustrated. - (Wissenschaftliche Schriftenreihe Dissertationen der Medieninformatik ; Band 8). - ISBN 978-3-96100-052-4
(Article: Matthias Fejes / Translation: Jeffrey Karnitz)