15 March 2018
Constructive Institute March newsletter
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March 2018 newsletter

Apply now for the Constructive Fellowship program

Talented editors and reporters have until 1 May to apply for the Constructive Journalism fellowship program at Aarhus University, taking place from September 2018 to July 2019. Learn more about the eligibility and the application process here:

See the video about the fellowship year made by the current fellows:

Current fellows at the United Nations during the Geneva study tour in January 2018

Google Digital News Initiative keynote in Amsterdam


CEO and founder of the Constructive Institute, Ulrik Haagerup opened the annual Google Digital Initiative Conference on 15 February in Amsterdam, where 350 media executives met to debate the trust meltdown in modern societies. Ulrik Haagerup suggested that tech giants such as Google and Facebook play a more responsible role and not only downplay fake news and hate speech but also boost quality constructive journalism in searches and news feeds.

See the talk here:
Ulrik Haagerup opening the Google DNI confernce in Amsterdam in February 2018
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Danish Room of Solutions:
9 April 2018


The Constructive Institute welcomes 9 Danish politicians from all political parties and editors-in-chief of the leading Danish media organisations into “The Room of Solutions”. The participants, meeting in the Danish parliament, have agreed to talk to each other for six hours about the lack of trust in both politicians and journalists.

The Constructive Institute will facilitate the historic debate on constructive solutions to the problem. The debate is in an experimental phase and will not be open to public.

EBU Master Class:
23-24 April 2018 


Join editors, reporters and other news professionals from across Europe for the EBU Master Class on constructive journalism  at the Constructive Institute, located at Aarhus University. The workshop covers both the theoretical foundations and the practical tools of constructive journalism.

Read more and sign up here:


Constructive journalism works

More and more newsrooms around the world dare to experiment with constructive journalism – and the results are inspirational. The Danish local newspaper Bornholms Tidende enjoys a growing readership and boasts the best economic outcome in 17 years, the audience focus groups of the national Danish broadcaster TV2 demand more constructive stories, and the Danish Public Broadcaster DR's daily radio program on potential solutions to problems have seen a record number of listeners.

The Guardian has just experimented with constructive journalism for 18 months and have experienced that people seem to read, share, and spend more time on the constructive stories.

Inspirational talks at the Institute

A wealth of inspiring people give talks at the Institute to share their ideas, frustrations and dreams with the fellows and the Institute's staff each week. Among them the former Danish minister of Foreign Affairs, Villy Søvndal (pictured above), who accompanied the obligatory morning song on guitar.





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8000 Aarhus C

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