Kai Rüsberg works for public TV and radio of the public service ARD network in Germany since 1993. He studied at the faculty of economic, political and social sciences of the RUB University of Bochum, Germany. At the same time he started journalism with start-up support for a private local radio station and founded an agency for public relations.
His first self contained audio production was in 1994 and he went into TV straight as a VJ reporter in 1996. He covered some thousand news and science stories for TV and radio for WDR (Westdeutscher Rundfunk) and DLF (Deutschlandfunk) and went live on the air some hundred times, before he discovered the web and his #MoJo – mobile journalism.
He developed the #oneshot webvideo reporting technique for rapid news production on a smartphone and teaches it globally. He works as a trainer for academies like Interlink, Deutsche Welle, Haus Busch, Reporterfabrik, or directly at Media Houses (Lensing, Ruhr Nachrichten).
He started 2015 the MediaLab.NRW, a network for low-threshold vocational training and media-trasition for all different occupations in the media business to enhance knowledge of new formats and co-operation (and even hanging-out together). This idea was awarded as a „creative space“ by Creative.NRW in 2018. He holds a yearly lecture on communication policies at the W‑HS (public university). Recently he is developing #VR and 360° photo and video productions for journalism.
He get pimples, if people talk about journalism as an industry.