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Meet the Fellows
Year:
FELLOWS 2017 - 2018
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Bruno

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Bruno Ingemann

Short Description (Max 160 chars):
Bruno Ingemann works as editor in charge of business journalism at Jysk Fynske Medier, the Danish group of local and regional media. He has a BA degree in Journalism from the Danish School of Media and Journalism and Masters in Editorial Management from the University of Southern Denmark, SdU. Bruno’s goal is to investigate whether constructive journalism can help restore public confidence in the media and journalism. Having worked as an investigative reporter for many years, he will be looking for ways to reconcile investigative journalism with constructive journalism, two approaches that can both benefit journalism.
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Gerd Maria May

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Gerd Maria May

Short Description (Max 160 chars):
Gerd Maria May is the Head of Editorial Development at Jysk Fynske Medier’s 12 newspapers and websites. She is responsible for establishing Jysk Fynske Mediers’s Journalism Academy, developing and providing courses aiming to align the 500 reporters in the organization with the company strategy to make journalism more relevant to the users. Gerd will spend her year at the Constructive Institute to search for answers on how to create a model for local partnerships based on digitization. She will focus on the possibilities of digitization to create mutual meaningful partnerships locally, based on constructive journalism.
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Jacob Fulgsang

Short Description (Max 160 chars):
Jacob Fuglsang is education editor at the Danish daily newspaper, Politiken. He is specialized in education policy and is responsible of Politikens’ pages and special editions on education. As a journalist and editor, he has written about education since 1993 and the last 17 years of it at Politiken. Previously, Jacob has been an opinion editor, national editor and member of Politiken's Executive College. He is the initiator of Politiken’s Educational Prize, which since 2013 has been awarded to teachers to promote learning and respect for teaching. Jacob has a degree in Communications from Roskilde University. At Politiken Jacob has worked with constructive journalism through the focus on pedagogical development and sharing of new knowledge in the field. It is this knowledge he hopes to further develop during his fellowship year.
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Mathias

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Mathias Friis

Short Description (Max 160 chars):
Mathias Friis is an award-winning investigative journalist at DR News, Danish Broadcasting Corporation. He is a graduate from the Danish School of Media and Journalism and has studied American politics at San Francisco State University. His investigative stories air on national television in newscasts and documentaries. Most recently, he has exposed toxic working conditions in the wind turbine industry, uncovered medical malpractice resulting in patient deaths and revealed how Danish anti-fraud MEP’s have misused EU funds. Mathias plans to spend his fellowship year exploring solutions on how news media can cover populist parties and candidates without providing disproportionate airtime and contributing to polarisation.
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Nanna

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Nanna Schelde

Short Description (Max 160 chars):
Nanna Schelde is a journalist on Kristeligt Dagblad's feature flagship, the Liv & Sjæl-section (Life & Soul), focusing on in-depth portraits and features about the significant trends of time and life's big questions. Her great interest is to decode people and convey moods, so readers may become wiser and get a diversified look into a specific human being or general tendency. As a fellow at the Constructive Institute, Nanna is looking forward to expanding and challenging the boundaries of her current journalistic profile in order to become a better and more versatile journalist.   

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Sabrina

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Sabrina Uldbæk Skjødt

Short Description (Max 160 chars):
Sabrina Uldbæk Skjødt works as a news reporter for Danish Public Broadcaster DR, mainly engaged in conveying news to young media users. She is also the developer and the editor of DR news chatbot. Sabrina has been educated at the Danish School of Media and Journalism where she received a degree in journalism in 2015. Her main goal is to combine constructive journalism with social media and news for young audiences.

Year:
FELLOWS 2018 - 2019
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Allan Bo Poulsen

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Allan Bo Poulsen

Short Description (Max 160 chars):
Allan Bo Poulsen works as a news reporter at the Danish Broadcasting Corporation (DR). He mainly produces news stories for the national TV news cast and regional radio at DR. For several years Allan’s work has been focusing on constructive stories. At the Constructive Institute Allan will use the Realdania Fellowship to focus on remote areas in Denmark. These areas are slowly being depopulated, because of decreasing growth rates and disappearing jobs – the question is whether the journalistic narrative is reinforcing this development? As a fellow, Allan will examine how constructive journalism can contribute to a better understanding of the challenges and what it means for the actual development of remote regions in Denmark.

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Henrik Grunnet

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Henrik Grunnet

Short Description (Max 160 chars):
Henrik Grunnet works as a Strategic Adviser for the organisation International Media Support (IMS). He has previously worked as the Commissioning Editor at Danish Broadcasting Corporation (DR) and TV2 as well as being an independent producer in his own production company. In IMS Henrik has been responsible for the investigative journalism strategy as well as the Syria and Yemen programmes and online training of partners in closed countries. Henrik will use the TrygFonden Fellowship at Constructive Institute to investigate how constructive journalism can be implemented in conflict and post-conflict countries, so the media can work with solution-oriented journalism and remain independent without being considered the right-hand man of the people in power.
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Kristina Lund Jørgensen

Short Description (Max 160 chars):
Kristina Lund Jørgensen is a journalist at Jysk Fynske Medier, where she recently has been working as head of the project "Fyens.dk at University of Southern Denmark”, and as editor at the pop-up media ”STEM'RNE” (“the Votes”). The latter was the biggest ever cooperation between media on Funen with a constructive angle and with the aim of inspiring higher voter turnout among young people for the municipal and regional election. During the TrygFonden fellowship year Kristina will focus on how to use constructive journalism in engaging the readers, listeners and viewers in live event journalism.
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Linda Olsen

Short Description (Max 160 chars):
Linda Olsen is a journalist from the Danish School of Media and Journalism and a criminologist from the University of Copenhagen. At TV 2 Denmark she has been working with news and crime shows as a journalist and an editor. She has a great interest in parallel societies, the medias’ choice of words when reporting from these areas and the stigmatisation of people living there. At Constructive Institute and Aarhus University she will make use of her Realdania Fellowship on marginalised neighborhoods to examine the development in these areas, and how different approaches from the media affects the public debate. To better understand everyday life in a marginalised neighborhoods, she will be living in an area from the national ghetto list while being a fellow at the institute.


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Mette Koue

Short Description (Max 160 chars):
Mette Koue works as a digital news editor at dr.dk, the website for the Danish Broadcasting Corporation (DR). She has a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of Southern Denmark. For the past decade she has worked with online journalism and digital strategies in both commercial and publicly financed newsrooms. Mette will spend her year as a TrygFonden Fellow at Constructive Institute examining how to combine the strengths of digital platforms with constructive journalism and prioritise constructive news on online platforms, heavily reliant on user traffic.

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Morten Vestergaard

Short Description (Max 160 chars):
Morten Vestergaard works as a feature reporter at the Danish daily newspaper, Morgenavisen Jyllands-Posten. He holds a master’s degree in Journalism and History from Roskilde University and a bachelor’s degree in Literature from Aarhus University. Morten is the author of the biography Pigen fra Auschwitz (The girl from Auschwitz) about Arlette Andersen, a Holocaust survivor. As a TrygFonden Fellow at Constructive Institute, Morten will focus on how journalism can contribute to a better understanding of society at large. He will examine the cohesion – and lack thereof – in the Danish society, and he will investigate what journalism can learn from disciplines such as anthropology or psychology.




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Rasmus Bøttcher Christensen

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Rasmus Bøttcher Christensen

Short Description (Max 160 chars):
Rasmus Bøttcher Christensen is a journalist at DR News, Danish Broadcasting Corporation. He works at the Business and Economy desk and in recent years he has produced features for the Sunday evening news cast 21Søndag. He has also worked as an editor and has produced stories for the daily TV and radio news broadcasts. He is a graduate in Politics and Journalism from Roskilde University, studied European Studies in Berlin and did his internship at the Danish daily newspaper Politiken. As a TrygFonden Fellow at Constructive Institute Rasmus will examine how stories and possible solutions in our neighboring European countries can be better integrated in the daily news.

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Silja Raunio

Short Description (Max 160 chars):
Silja Raunio is a Finnish journalist and news reporter with specialisation in radio, young audiences and social media content production. She has a 10 year career at Finnish Broadcasting Company Yle in Helsinki. With master’s degree in Social Sciences and studies in both Journalism and Public Policy she’s especially interested in audience engagement, participation, active citizenship and diversity in media. During her Helsinkin Sanomat Foundation Fellowship at Constructive Institute, Silja will focus on a constructive social media presence for media houses, how to increase a dialogue orientated approach and create stronger audience engagement in journalism - something that will facilitate an efficiently engaging and solution-orientated public discussion.

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Constructive Institute

C/O Aarhus University
Bartholins Allé 16
Bygning 1328, 1. sal
8000 Aarhus C
Denmark

+45 601 38 600
info@constructiveinstitute.org


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