This is Molo. Molo stands for moving local, molo.news means moving local news!

molo.news is the new app for the Bremen metropolitan area. Daily news and events from the region are published here: the molos!

With molo.news we want to give you access to the most important news of regional media, official organisation and various collectives from the Bremen metropolitan area. You can customize the molo.news feed and the event calender in the app according to your own interests by following certain topics or sources. However, especially relevant news and events always reach everyone: Our molo.news editorial team selects these molos and marks them as “hot”. The work of the editorial staff is based on journalistic principles and democratic values; inhuman content has no place at molo.news.

molo.news is created in “co-creation”, i.e. together with interested users. Our goal is to create an offer by many for many. Thus, with molo.news we want to offer new possibilities for social participation and contribute to an improved, common urban public.

The Idea behind molo.news

molo.news does not only want to display the most important news of regional media, but also to help smaller collectives to gain more visibility. In this way, we would like to give citizens a better overview of the many possibilities for social participation in the surrounding area and contribute to a better common urban public sphere.

Treading new paths together – that is the basic idea of molo.news. That is why the app was created in “co-creation”, i.e. many people from Bremen and the surrounding area contributed to the creation of molo.news. Besides potential users, these were journalists and representatives of local collectives, e.g. sports clubs, social movements and cultural institutions. Furthermore, the logo – i.e. molo – was created in the context of an open competition.

The editorial team behind molo.news

The molo.news editorial team consists of a permanent group of employees and students of the media study programmes of the University of Bremen. There are two ways in which current news and events from local media, official organization and collectives reach the editorial system: Either via RSS feed or via a simple input platform. The articles and the events are tagged by the editorial staff and then published. Users can personalize their feed and their event-calender according to their interests. Nevertheless, no filter bubbles will appear: The editors mark particularly relevant content with changing thematic focuses as “hot”. These molos are marked with a small flame and are displayed to all users.

Newsfeed

All news from media, officials and collectives at a glance in molo.news: This is the molo.news feed. Many new molos, i.e. news and events from the region, appear daily in this feed. You can save the news and events on a memo list. The news are clearly displayed with a headline and a short teaser text and you can see which source the content came from. You can adjust the news feed according to your interests by choosing “topics” and sources that you like.

Article view

Don’t miss any local news. molo.news gathers the news of different media on one single plattform. Hereby you are always up to date about what moves the city. While the short-descriptions of the news in the app already tell you briefly what they are about, you can also get directly to the whole articles via the posts in the app. If you want to read an article later you can also mark it with „remember“, or share it with your friends. You can also see with which “topic” the article has been tagged and find more molos on this “topic”. If you would like to get more information about the source, you can also find it through this article view.

Calendar view

All events from media, officials and collectives at a glance in molo.news: This is the molo.news calendar. You can display events for a specific day or for “topics” that interest you. The calendar view gives you a more detailed description of the events, so you can easily decide whether these are of interest to you or not. Over time, you can build your very own event planner for Bremen and the surrounding area.

Event view

In addition to the calendar view, you can also get detailed information on the events and dates. You can put these on your memo list in the app or add them to your calendar. For more information, you can also follow the link to the website of the organiser  and if you don’t want to go alone, you can use the share function to easily inform your friends about the event.