A few words on why we do what we do and why we advocate for constructive journalism here at the Constructive Institute – an independent center in the heart of what is now becoming a global movement.
“The main mission is to reinstall trust in the idea that shared facts, shared knowledge and shared discussions are the pillars on which our societies balance.”
“We all see the logic, that if journalism is broken, so is democracy. We claim that trusted information ought to be a human right and is a common good. We believe that the main mission of constructive journalism is not primarily to save journalism from itself or to help a struggling media business. It is to reinstall trust in the idea that shared facts, shared knowledge and shared discussions are the pillars on which our societies balance.”
– Ulrik Haagerup, Founder & CEO of Constructive Institute
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