Why Should we Care?

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.

Change the Global News Culture

Our mission is to change the global news culture – to help journalism help democracy.

We work with publishers, reporters, editors, students, old newsrooms and new startups, media organizations, journalism education centers, tech companies, philanthropists and other partners around the world like

The United Nations sharing both the frustration that news journalism might be part of the problem of the trust meltdown and polarization in society, but also the hope that journalism needs to be part of the solution.


“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.”


If Journalism is Broken, so is Democracy

“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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