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Janosch Troehler

Since I started as a Product Owner for a large news platform, I exchanged with other POs in the media industry. In the process, I realized that many colleagues are struggling with the same issues.

I also remembered an insightful listicle by Konrad Weber about the missing product-driven mindset in…

Clubhouse is the new, popular kid on the social media playground. It’s a voice-based network that’s currently only available on iOS devices. Many are wondering how to get audio from other devices into Clubhouse.

Here’s a short tutorial on how I do it on my Windows PC without a physical…

Some love them, and many hate them — the commenting sections on online news sites. There they are rambling, the angry, the mean-spirited, the hating people. A sinister snakepit, somewhere below the articles, where only the dark souls arrive.

Admittedly, this sounds dramatic, layered with some dripping pathos. However, the…

Online debates are often loud, aggressive, and publishers don’t know how to address the problem. Two years ago, the situation on Blick.ch was the same as it is in many newsrooms: The comment section is perceived as a cesspit of hate, trolling, and frankly a waste of time. Nobody felt…

Design Thinking has become a major buzzword in the last few years. It is clear that Design Thinking is not the solution for everything. …

In 2007, I finally knew what I’d wanted to do for a living. It was the school’s newspaper that led me to become a journalist – no matter what.

During the apprenticeship, I started an online magazine called Negative White, covering alternative music and culture. That was almost a decade…

Lately, I’ve been studying the Reuters report ‘Journalism, Media and Technology Trends and Predictions 2019’. It’s a reading I heavily recommend.

One of the most intriguing aspects of this report is the pivot toward subscriptions, memberships, and donations. …

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I stumbled on this article by the Harvard Business Review about how inflated egos are the enemies of good leadership, thanks to Konrad Weber’s Twitter feed. Although the report only scratches the surface of the issue, it made me think about my own experiences.

Especially as I work in the…

About nine years ago, my brother bought his first camera to capture concerts. I was writing for several music blogs in Switzerland at that time. My brother, then an apprentice in IT, asked: „Why don’t we start an online magazine?“ – So we founded Negative White.

Since then, Negative White…

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Before I bother you with my thoughts, I should define sustainability a little bit better. For me, sustainability has three stakeholders: The environment, the economy, and society. Something has to meet the needs of all three stakeholders to be sustainable.

During my thought process, I identified three topics around which…

Janosch Troehler

Change is an opportunity. Product Owner at Blick.ch and learning at Hyper Island.

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