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Media Management Award 2019 Finalists

By Radmila Milenkovich on September 10, 2019

Icelandic police & hospital collaboration, Australia's leading performing arts school, and a global publisher dedicated to providing the best possible service to the whole research community have been named as the finalists for the inaugural Media Management Award.


The Media Management Award is a recognition of the people that make a difference in media management. It lauds the world's best projects in media management. It's focused on the results a person or a team can achieve when working together across functions and goals. And it rewards those that add substantial value toward reaching the organization's goals.

''I think we need such an award to show what is possible at all. Still far too often, I see companies or public organizations that store their photos, videos, documents, sounds, and other digital goods in Windows folders and subfolders and use this data poorly." Says one of the jury members Turgay Gül, IT, Hamburg Police.

"We need to show companies that there are better ways of dealing with media than they currently are. They need to understand that there are solutions available that can solve these challenges and that there are other companies fighting the same battles. If we all start sharing what we have learned, everyone wins!" says Andreas Gnutzmann, CTO, FotoWare

The award jury consisted of five technology experts from different industries, including travel & tourism, news & media, and police & intelligence. Applicants were evaluated based on nine criteria in the three categories of Innovation, Impact, and Responsibility. The award received nominations from the UK, Germany, Spain, Iceland, Sweden, and Australia across five different industries, and after a tough evaluation process, the three finalists were chosen with very close scores between them.

The 2019 Media Management Award finalists are::

Klaus Rüschhoff, Springer Nature

Julia Mant, National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA)

Júlíus Sigurjónsson and Einar Karl Kristjánsson, Joint project of The Icelandic Police & The National University Hospital of Iceland

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About the finalists:

Springer Nature is a leading research, educational and professional publisher that provides quality content to communities through a range of innovative platforms, products and services. Every day, around the globe, imprints, books, journals and resources reach millions of people – helping researchers, students, teachers & professionals to discover, learn and achieve. Klaus Ruschhoff demonstrated detailed used of their integrations and unique workflows, and the project has been rolled out by Springer to a broad audience in different locations. He also demonstrated creativity in the use of metadata and workflows.

The National Institute of Dramatic Art is Australia’s leading center for education and training in the performing arts, with alumni including Mel Gibson and Cate Blanchett. Julia Mant framed their media management problem well and demonstrated their identified objectives. The project lists a broad spectrum of stakeholders involved and shows integrations with Moodle, Social Media, and their Website. Julia and her team have done a great job of growing the audience from 100 users to 3,500.

The Icelandic Police & The National University Hospital of Iceland is responsible for law enforcement across 9 districts throughout Iceland, the largest being Reykjavik with a total population of 208,000. Landspitali, Reykjavik's university hospital, is the leading hospital in Iceland, serving patients, teaching and training clinical staff, and conducting scientific research. The media management project is innovative and demonstrates an example of unprecedented connectivity and collaboration. The team responsible for implementing the solution highlights the importance and necessity of sharing information between sectors, and how this technology greatly benefits the safe-keepers of society and the public.

The winner of the award will be announced on the 17th of September by the jury members: Julia Hatfield, Ramish Suppiah and Turgay Gül on FotoWare's Social Media channels. Follow us on Facebook, Twiter or LinkedIn and make sure you don't miss the announcement!