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We’re changing the global news culture to foster healthier democracies. Join us.

Constructive journalism embraces solutions, nuance and dialogue. Our mission at the Constructive Institute is to bring it to newsrooms worldwide.

MAY 30, 2024

Join us at our very special symposium in Copenhagen, where we’ve collected some of the most talented journalists and media leaders worldwide to rethink the journalism of tomorrow.

Constructive Journalism Works

Independent journalism is the core of society’s conversation and progress. It provides facts. Uncovers problems. And inspires potential solutions to the challenges facing all of us.

Today, people do not need more news, they need better news. That’s what we call constructive journalism.

Ulrik Haagerup

CEO and Founder, Constructive Institute


73% of top news executives say constructive journalism is important to combat news avoidance and fatigue


Readers feel 87% better after reading a constructive article, compared with a non-constructive article


Constructive news leads to 8% higher credibility for media outlets, compared with non-constructive news


Readers feel 20% more empowered after reading a constructive article, compared with a non-constructive article

The world needs better news

We believe that journalism is part of the problem in the trust meltdown in our societies — but also that journalism needs to be part of the solution.

We work with journalists, educators, researchers, tech innovators, philanthropists and others to create that solution. Get involved.

Constructive Journalism in Action


The Guardian
(United Kingdom)

Zetland (Denmark)

Public Interest Journalism Lab (Ukraine)

“Constructive journalism is what journalism always should have been.”

We caught up with Nobel Peace Laureate and Rappler CEO Maria Ressa at our 2022 Global Conference in Bonn, Germany.

Read more about what constructive journalism is — and why we need it today.