Constructive Journalism Conference:

June 22nd, 2022

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4th Global Constructive Journalism Conference

It’s time we began to “Listen Louder”

As polarization becomes the next pandemic, journalists need to listen louder. Listen to the audience, asking us to provide truth and understanding. Listen to best practices of innovative journalists, rethinking the role of news reporting at a time of eroding trust in democracy, media and politics.

Join us for free and help us find the answers to questions such as:

  • How can journalists be moderators of the public conversation?
  • What can journalism learn from other professions: the marriage counsellor, the hostage negotiator and the psychology professor?
  • How can we create dialogue in a room of conflict, and not dig ditches deeper?
  • How do we cover war and conflict constructively?
  • How can news media combat climate fatigue?

… and much more!

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June 22, 2022 Bonn, Germany
Historical Venue

The historic and modern LVR Landesmuseum in the former capital in the Cold War era, Bonn, is the unique center for a day of provocation of the status quo.

Public Conversation

Together we will share knowledge and impactful ideas to make journalism more sustainable, meaningful, inspirational, nuanced, engaging.


CONFERENCE PROGRAM

Wednesday June 22nd – 9.00 – 18.00

COFFEE & WELCOME

Coffee at 8.00 in the lobby of the LVR-LandesMuseum Bonn

PANEL DISCUSSIONS & BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Panel discussions including conversations such as “How to break the toxic cycle of media and politics?” and exploring how the news media be better moderators public conversation. Smaller breakout discussions about new projects and ideas with partner organisations.

LUNCH

A light sandwich lunch provided by Constructive Institute. Networking with speakers and participants.

PANEL DISCUSSIONS & BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Sessions including lessons we can learn from other professions about bridging divides and using constructive journalism to tackle climate fatigue. Deep dives into topics such as using constructive approaches for local journalism.

JOURNALISM OF TOMORROW AWARD

Annual prize for innovative constructive journalism reporting. This year awarded by Bonn Institute, Solutions Journalism Network and Constructive Institute.

DRINKS RECEPTION

Participants invited for a drinks and conversation on the Landesmuseum roof terrace.


CONFERENCE SPEAKERS

The conference will bring together key players with the potential to impact the future of journalism from all over the world.

Among others we will be hearing from …

EWEN MACASKILL

Investigative Journalist and Pulitzer Prize Winner for the Guardian. 

TINA BREDZENISHVILI

General Director of Georgian Public Broadcaster 

ANNE KATRINE FØRLI

Debate editor at NRK, Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation

ESBEN SEERUP

CEO, TV2 Fyn, Denmark

ELLEN HEINRICHS

CEO & Founder, Bonn Institute

MADHAV CHINNAPPA

Director of News Ecosystem Development, Google 

PETER LINDNER

Journalist and former Deputy Editor-in-Chief at Süddeutsche Zeitung

NATALIYA GUMENYUK

Kyiv-based journalist and founder of Public Interest Journalism Lab

INGVILL BRYN RAMBØL

Head of Information at the Nobel Peace Center, Oslo

AJIT NIRANJAN

Freelance Climate Reporter

JENS SERUP

Hostage Negotiator and Partner & Managing Director, Guardian-srm

DEBARATI GUHA

Head of Asia Department, DW

STEVAN RANDJELOVIC

Director, Brand Safety and Digital Risk, EMEA at GroupM

DEVI ASMARANI

Editor-in-Chief and co-founder of Indonesian women-focused webmagazine Magdalene

WOLFGANG BLAU

Co-Founder of Oxford Climate Journalism Network. Former Global Chief Operating Officer and President International, Condé Nast

MARCUS MELINDER

Managing Editor at SVT Nyheter Norrbotten, Swedish Television 

 

OLLE ZACHRISON 

Head of Digital News Strategy & Deputy News Commissioner at Swedish Radio

 

HANNA ISRAEL

Head of My Country Talks, ZEIT ONLINE

 

JEREMY GRIFFIN 

Executive Editor, The Times

LISA URLBAUER

Journalism Training Coordinator, Bonn Institute

JOHN SEVERINSON

Head of Partner Development, Meta

 


Need more reasons to join?

DRINKS RECEPTION THE EVENING BEFORE AT THE ROOFTOP OF THE BONN INSTITUTE FOR SPECIAL INVITES

MEET BRILLIANT JOURNALISTIC PROFESSIONALS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD

 


Future of Journalism Global Award 2022

Help us find the best constructive and solutions journalism story on a conflict. In other words: Who deserves the Global Future of Journalism Award 2022? As part of the conference, Constructive Institute will present this year’s winner of the Future of Journalism Global Award together with the Bonn Institute and Solutions Journalism Network.

At a time of increased polarization and ongoing conflicts, our organizations join forces to award the best examples of constructive and solution focused reporting rooted in conflict  – which can be global, national, or local based. We look for reporting with a wide range of formats where journalism has shown its capacity of serving excluded communities, including a broad diversity of perspectives, embracing nuances and complexity of a divisive issue, but also bringing agency, hope and dialogue by reporting on responses to the issue and engaging the public in a conversation on potential solutions. 


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