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We are proud to present to you 
the talented future fellows of 2021,
the present fellows of 2020 and fellow alumni of 2019 and 2018.
 




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Jesper

Friis


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Kamilla Gamborg Isaksen


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Fellowship: TrygFonden

BIO

Jesper Friis is a Danish journalist who has worked mostly as an editor in the the last 30 years of his career, especially at Politiken, where he was a news editor, the cultural editor, and the Sunday editor. From 2015-2019 he was editor-in-chief at TV 2 Øst. Today he has his own communications and consulting business, and at the same time he writes interviews and articles for e.g. Euroman magazine.


Throughout his work, Jesper has been concerned with media ethics and development. In recent years he has studied and visited a variety of new digital media in most of Northern Europe, especially to study the impact of digital and social media on the behavior and consumption of younger audiences.


During his fellowship at Constructive Institute, he will investigate and analyze the media's coverage of the corona crisis, with a special focus on the way in which the media have taken responsibility for the safety and the security of citizens and society during a serious health crisis.

 

Fellowship: Trygfonden

BIO

Kamilla Gamborg Isaksen works as a reporter at TV 2/Fyn’s youth desk ”Bemærk”. She has been a part of “Bemærk” since it was created in the summer of 2018.


Kamilla has a background working with children’s television and youth-radio for the national Danish Broadcasting Corporation. Prior to her current job, she spent a year in Auckland, New Zealand, studying and working with social media in a marketing perspective. 


Besides her professional experience, she has a big personal interest in new medias and their impact on journalism.


During her Fellowship at Constructive Institute she consequently wishes to investigate and develop how news medias can use constructive journalism on different social media platforms in the future, particularly with a focus on reaching and engaging young people.

 




 

Annette  

Holm


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Hans-Christian
Lauritzen


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Fellowship: Realdania

BIO

Annette Holm is a lecturer at The Danish School of Media and Journalism in Aarhus. The recent years she has spent the majority of her time teaching an 11 week course in dialoguebased journalism and conducting development projects.


Annette is also the project manager of a major Erasmus+ project about constructive journalism in cooperation with journalism educations in Windesheim and Stuttgart. The task is to develop new curriculums and programmes in constructive journalism.


Before Annette began her carreer as a teacher, she worked as a radioreporter at Radio Denmark.


During her fellowship Annette will dive into marginalised residential areas  and how the media can give recidents a voice by including them in the journalistic proces from initial idea to final outcome.

 

Fellowship: Realdania

BIO

For the past almost eight years, Hans-Christian Lauritzen has worked as a journalist and editor at TV2 Nord. He holds a BA in journalism from the University of Southern Denmark. Ever since his graduation in 2003, he has been working with television in combination with regional journalism. 


Before his time at TV2 Nord, Hans-Christian spent ten years at TV MIDTVEST. He has covered everything from major sporting events to numerous elections and even the first relocation of a lighthouse in Danish history.


For several years Hans-Christian was an editor. Today he works as a journalist, live reporter, commentator and video journalist. His focus is on the daily news, but he has also produced documentaries and feature series.


Hans-Christian has worked intensively in what some people call the outskirts of Denmark. During his fellowship Hans-Christian will dive into how to use journalism to improve the understanding and communication between the sparsely populated area and the big cities in Denmark.

 




 

Petter
Lindberg


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Eva

Dalgaard Andreasen


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Fellowship: Helsingin Sanomat

BIO

Petter Lindberg is a radio journalist at the Finnish National Broadcasting Company, YLE. He has a master’s degree in literature from the University of Helsinki. 


At YLE he has been hosting literary shows and cultural programs on television and radio. At the moment he is doing radio documentaries and podcasts with historical, political and cultural content.


During his stay at Constructive Institute, Petter Lindberg, will be looking for new ways of attracting the audience, examinating the undergoing major changes in the cultural field. He will be working on models to broaden the traditional cultural coverage to topics like impact, value and relevance.

 

Fellowship: Novo Nordisk Fonden

BIO

Eva Dalgaard Andreasen is working as a host at P1 Morgen at DR - Danish Broadcasting Company. 


The morning radio show covers news and current topics within foreign affairs, politics, science and culture.  


Previously Eva was hosting Radioavisen, also at Danish Broadcasting Company where she has also worked as journalist and reporter.  

She studied Journalism and Social Science at Roskilde University. 


During her studies at Constructive Institute she will mainly investigate the consequences of different prioritizations in the health system based on the various perceptions of the way society, politicians and public value human life.   

 




 
Rikke 
Mathiassen


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Sune 
Gudmundsson


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Fellowship: Novo Nordisk Fonden

BIO

Rikke Mathiassen has been working as a news journalist at DR, the Danish Broadcasting Corporation for the past five years. Since 2017, she has been part of the team behind the Sunday evening news cast, 21Søndag. 


Rikke has also worked as a reporter at DR’s news desk in Aarhus producing stories for the national TV and radio news broadcasts. She is a graduate from the Danish School of Media and Journalism and has studied EU-reporting at the Hogeschool Utrecht in the Netherlands.


During her fellowship at Constructive Institute Rikke will examine the ethical challenges posed by the development of new medicines and treatments.

 

Fellowship: TrygFonden

BIO

Sune is co-founder of the prizewinning cooperative Journalistbureauet TANK from where he has covered climate change and sustainability issues in developing countries for Danish and international news media.

In recent years, Sune has been a driving force behind the learning-oriented youth media Koncentrat as co-founder, journalist and head of engagement.


Koncentrat’s mission is to elevate the 7th to 10th graders democratic self-confidence through better news literacy.


In his fellowship, Sune will examine how constructive journalism in combination with educational practices can strengthen a young generation of news consumers’ news literacy, interest in journalism and democratic engagement.

 




 
Søren 
Linding


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Sara 
Buhl


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Fellowship: Realdania 

BIO

Søren Linding has worked as a business journalist for more than 25 years, among these 15 years as an editor first at Børsen and now at Jyllands-Posten/Finans.


Additional to the editorial responsibility for the coverage of non-financial companies he is a columnist and a podcast anchor.


As a fellow Søren will examine how constructive journalism in the business media can contribute to a more cost-effective green transition of the Danish economy and promote more sustainable business models in Danish enterprises.


 

Fellowship: Trygfonden

BIO

Sara Buhl is a video journalist who since 2016 has been doing several documentaries for DR Ung. She studied psychology and journalism at Roskilde University, and wrote her master on ethical challenges and the relationship in documentary making. 


As a fellow Sara will spend her year with a broad approach to mental health, studying how we as documentarists and storytellers can make use of a constructive mindset when working with vulnerable people.

 



 
Uffe Alici
Pedersen


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Fellowship: Trygfonden

BIO

Uffe Alici Pedersen works as an audience manager at the regional public service TV station TV2 ØSTJYLLAND with a focus on developing both content and distribution, so that the media house reaches more users and new target groups. Uffe has previously created content to TV2 ØSTJYLLAND’s social media platforms and was previously a digital advisor and project manager in the Danish Broadcast Corporation (DR) communications department for a number of years.


With the fellowship at the Constructive Institute, Uffe wants to investigate what techniques news stations can use on new platforms and the core platform to ensure that the public service task is lifted and that the entire diverse population is in fact better able to independently make decisions on an informed basis: Are news broadcasts still the answer to the public service task, and if so, how can they be supported by instruments from other platforms, so that they are still being consumed in a declining market where on-demand is reality, and so that they do not leave users discouraged, reluctant or indifferent?

 


 





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Friederike Felbo


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Mathilde Graversen


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Fellowship: TrygFonden

BIO

Friederike Felbo is currently a reporter at TV 2 Nyhederne where she produces stories for the news broadcasts at 7 pm and 9.30 pm and does live reporting on TV 2 NEWS. 


In 2010 she graduated as military linguist in the Danish army, and has since been deployed with the Danish armed forces in Lebanon and Iraq.


During her stay at the Constructive Institute, Friederike will investigate integration in the Danish schools in combination with constructive journalism.

 

Fellowship: Realdania

BIO

Mathilde Graversen works as a journalist at the danish newspaper Berlingske with migration, refugees and integration. She graduated from the Danish School of Media and Journalism in Aarhus in 2014 and has worked at Berlingske Media since January 2015. 


As a fellow Mathilde will examine the main reasons why some people living in marginalised neighborhoods feel they are living in opposition to the rest of the society and how media can help both the neighborhood and the surrounding society participate in a democratic constructive debate.

 




 
Minna 
Skau


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Sarah 
Golczyk


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Fellowship: TrygFonden

BIO

Minna Skau has covered international politics and traveled the world for some of Denmark’s main media outlets – Tony Blair’s election, Princess Diana’s Death, 9/11 for Danish Radio, George W. Bush’s reelection, Guantánamo, hurricane Katrina for Politiken and the Euro crisis, Denmark’s EU presidency and day to day EU news for the news agency Ritzau. Since 2015 she has been a news editor with Ritzau in Copenhagen where she has held the reins in the news room during the Paris attacks, the British EU referendum and the funeral of Denmark’s Prince Henrik. 


During her year as a TrygFonden fellow at Constructive Institute she will look at how a news agency with a fast pace and a very diverse group of customers can make use of the principles defining constructive journalism. 

 

Fellowship: TrygFonden

BIO

Sarah Golczyk is a news reporter at the Danish Broadcasting Corporation, DR. She works at DR’s news desk in Aarhus, Indland Vest, focusing on stories from the Western part of Denmark. 


For the last decade she has mainly worked as a tv-reporter, producing stories for the daily TV news cast, and features for the Sunday evening news cast, 21Søndag. Sarah has a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of Southern Denmark. 


She will spend her year as a TrygFonden Fellow at Constructive Institute studying environmental- and climate issues and examining how to use constructive journalism to communicate these challenges.

 




 

Jakob
Risbro


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Hans Davidsen-Nielsen


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BIO

Jakob Risbro is editor of society and politics at the Danish regional tv-station TV 2/Fyn. Jakob has covered politics an society for many years on the island of Funen. Through his career Jakob has worked as a reporter, news anchor, news editor, managing editor and radio host. 


Besides his employment of TV 2/Fyn, Jakob has been employed on the regional tv-station, TV 2/Lorry and DR, Danish Broadcasting Company.During his fellowship, Jakob will examine, how a news organisation can develop and implement constructive journalism. 


Jakob is educated from The Danish School of Journalism, and holds a bachelor’s degree in law from the University of Copenhagen.

 

Fellowship: TrygFonden

BIO

Since 2003 Hans Davidsen-Nielsen (born 1968) has been a journalist at the daily newspaper The Politiken. Prior to that he was permanently employed at the Weekendavisen and after that at the daily Morgenavisen Jyllands-Posten. He is the author and co-author of seven books on e.g. the history of the Danish intelligence services and the fight against international terror, which he has covered since the late 1990’s. 


As a fellow at the Constructive Institute at the University of Aarhus he intends to concentrate on how the media can avoid being misused by extremists who are trying to add fuel to the fire of fear by drawing a false picture of the threats against open, democratic societies.

 




 
Katja 
Boxberg


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Morten 
Runge


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Fellowship: Helsingin Sanomat Foundation

BIO

Katja Boxberg is a Finnish reporter currently at Talouselämä news magazine. For the last decade Katja has covered economical and political affairs. Prior to that she spent many years as a foreign correspondent in Russia, Sweden, Belgium and Germany. Katja has written two books and is the co-author of Lumedemokratia (Quasi democracy), an award-winning critical report of the Finnish society from the Cold War era to our days. 


During her Helsingin Sanomat Foundation Fellowship at Constructive Institute, Katja will broaden her knowledge on climate issues and combine them with constructive journalism. 

 

Fellowship: TrygFonden

BIO

Morten Runge is a Danish radio journalist currently at DR's morning show P1Morgen, where he embarks on reportages or portrays people in the news. He has also co-hosted a podcast on the alternatives to democracy as we know it. Morten has worked at Danish dailies Jyllands-Posten and Nyhedsavisen as well as newspapers in France. He holds a BA in French. 


During his Trygfonden fellowship he will examine to what extent trust between politicians and journalists has diminished over the years and how we can work to improve it without tossing away our journalistic independence.

 




 
Mette 
Aaby


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Kasper 
Kaasgaard


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Fellowship: Realdania 

BIO

Mette Aaby Andersen is a News editor with Danish Broadcasting Corporation based in Aarhus. Mette is an experienced TV reporter and has worked as a News and Magazine reporter for many years followed by 10 years of investigative TV Documentaries and is presently back in News as an Editor. 


The Fellowship at Constructive Institute will be used to learn more about the people living on the outskirts of Denmark and how to address their worries in a way that build bridges instead of dividing people.

 

Fellowship: Novo Nordisk Fonden

BIO

Kasper Kaasgaard is a Danish journalist and editor of Altinget: digital. He covers the political aspects of new technologies and the digital economy. Since starting at Altinget in 2014 he has covered a number of political areas, including science policies and the EU from both Copenhagen and Brussels.


Besides his journalism, Kasper also helps develop new products and concepts as part of Altinget department for development. Among other things he has led a project with robot journalism.


During his fellowship at Constructive institute Kasper will focus on new methods of treatment and how technology is changing our health sector – and on how constructive methods can ensure a better coverage of these new technologies.

 



 
Tine Rud
Seerup


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Jo 
Williamson


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Fellowship: Novo Nordisk Fonden

BIO

Tine Rud Seerup is the editor of “Public Service”, DR’s (the Danish Broadcasting Corporation’s) nationwide radio show dedicated to constructive journalism, which is broadcasted live every weekday on DR’s talk radio channel P1. 


Tine has been working for several years as an editor, host and reporter at DR on both regional and national level, producing radio shows on domestic topics and editing and presenting the news.During the years she has also been teaching journalism at the Centre for Journalism at the University of Southern Denmark.


This spring she is graduating as a Master of Anthropology of Health.  At Constructive Institute Tine will during her Novo Nordisk Foundation Fellowship concentrate on health issues of the future in combination with constructive journalism. 

 

BIO

Jo Williamson has been with AAP for 25 years. She’s a proven newsroom leader who is responsible for coordinating AAP’s breaking news, and multimedia coverage major events, such as elections and royal and papal visits. 


Jo is committed to improving how AAP delivers its news to meet ever-changing audience expectations. She has been instrumental in transforming newsroom practices and guiding our team through those changes, while developing the next generation of AAP journalists. 


A graduate of the University of Queensland, Jo’s career has taken her to Charters Towers in northern Queensland, to Orange in NSW, then to AAP where her roles have included broadcast editor, Melbourne bureau chief, news editor, and deputy editor.

 






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Kristina 
Lund Jørgensen


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Rasmus 
Bøttcher Christensen


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Fellowship: TrygFonden

BIO

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. 

 

Fellowship: TrygFonden

BIO

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.

 




 
Allan Bo 
Poulsen


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Linda 
Olsen


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Fellowship: Realdania

BIO

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.

 

Fellowship: Realdania

BIO

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. 

 




 
Morten 
Vestergaard


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Silja 
Raunio


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Fellowship: TrygFonden

BIO

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.

 

Fellowship: Helsingin Sanomat Foundation

BIO

Silja Raunio is a Finnish journalist and news reporter with specialisation in radio, young audiences and social media content production. Silja has done her journalist career at the Finnish National Broadcasting company Yle, where she first started working ten years ago. 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 Helsingin 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.

 



 
Mette 
Koue


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Henrik 
Grunnet


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Fellowship: TrygFonden

BIO

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.

 

Fellowship: TrygFonden

BIO

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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Mathias 
Friis


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Gerd Maria 
May


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Fellowship: TrygFonden

BIO

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.

 

Fellowship: Jysk Fynske Medier

BIO

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.

 




 
Sabrina 
Uldbæk Skjødt


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Nanna 
Schelde


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Fellowship: TrygFonden

BIO

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.

 

Fellowship: TrygFonden

BIO

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. 


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.

 




 
Bruno 
Ingemann


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Jacob 
Fuglsang


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Fellowship: TrygFonden

BIO

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.

 

Fellowship: TrygFonden

BIO

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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info@constructiveinstitute.org


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