19 May 2017
First cohort of the Constructive Fellows selected
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We are pleased to announce that the first cohort of the Constructive Fellows has been selected. The six fellows are:

  • Mathias Friis, Investigative Journalist, DR
  • Jacob Fuglsang, Education Editor at Politiken 
  • Bruno Ingemann, Business Editor at Jysk Fynske Medier
  • Gerd Maria May, Head of Editorial Development at Jysk Fynske Medier 
  • Nanna Schelde, Journalist at Kristeligt Dagblad
  • Sabrina Uldbæk Skjødt, News reporter at DR 

Five of the fellows are financed by TrygFonden in the framework of TrygFonden Constructive Fellowship Program and one fellowship is financed by Den Fynske Bladfond.

The fellows will be spending an academic year in Aarhus where they will strengthen their knowledge base, learn about constructive journalism, and collaborate with researchers at Aarhus University. The fellowship program runs for a full academic year of 10 months, starting in the last week of August and finishing at the end of June.

The fellows have been selected by our highly distinguished panel, including Richard Sambrook, Director of the Centre for Journalism at Cardiff School of Journalism and former Director of BBC News; Thomas Olesen, Associate Professor in Political Science at Aarhus University; Unni From, Head of the Center for University Studies in Journalism at Aarhus University; Christian Jensen, Editor-in- Chief of Politiken; Jacbob Kwon, Editor-in-Chief of TV2 Denmark; Orla Borg, Head of the Fellowship Program at the Constructive Institute; and Ulrik Haagerup, Director and CEO of the Constructive Institute.

The Constructive Institute team congratulates the fellows on their successful application and thanks all the other candidates who took interest in the program.

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The Constructive Institute Fellowship Program is the European equivalent of the mid-career journalism fellowship programs at Stanford University in San Francisco and at Harvard University in Boston.

The program gives talented media professionals - with a potential to influence the future of journalism - access to an academic bank of knowledge at a top-class university. The aim of the program is to enable the fellows to strengthen their knowledge of their chosen topic areas, as well as to explore existing solutions to problems in  the fields they are or will be covering in their journalistic work.





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Constructive Institute

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

+45 601 38 600

Constructive Institute

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

+45 601 38 600

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