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Based on a national reporting project aimed to help students explore the idea of constructive journalism two Australian journalism students will be offered a one-month fellowship at the Constructive Institute at Aarhus University in 2021.

In partnership with the Journalism Education and Research Association of Australia (JERAA), Judith Neilson Institute (JNI) is funding a reporting project to help journalism students engage with Constructive Journalism ideas.

Hundreds of students enrolled in journalism classes around Australia will be able to take part in the reporting project, culminating in the production of high-quality stories using video, audio and multimedia for The Junction, a national collaborative student publication.

Learning from Constructive News experts

The two students judged by JNI, JERAA and The Junction to have completed the best work will be offered a one-month secondment to the Constructive Institute at Aarhus University in 2021. One of the students selected will be from the Pacific Islands.

Working with the Constructive Institute’s founder and CEO, Ulrik Haagerup, the students will take part in meetings with start-ups, media, politicians, and will take an active role in the Constructive News Lab. The students will gain insight and complete an intensive course in the principles of Constructive Journalism

Ulrik Haagerup is a former executive director of news at the Danish Broadcasting Corporation. JNI helped bring Ulrik Haagerup to Australia in March for a series of events and newsroom workshops.

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