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Perceiving a more truthful and fairer blend of negative and positive news would not only help people make better sense of the world, it would significantly strengthen journalism by improved public trust.
Hans Henrik Knoop, Associate Professor, Aarhus University

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Constructive Institute insights

We synthesized academic literature and other reports to identify key takeaways on the impact of constructive journalism.

Our key takeaways:

  • Constructive journalism encourages greater engagement with the news.
  • Constructive journalism motivates the audience to take actions that benefit society.
  • Constructive journalism enhances news consumers’ moods.

We worked with Epinion to study attitudes to news and journalism in Denmark, Germany and the UK

We worked with Epinion to study Danes’ perceptions of the news media, demand for constructive news and effects of the COVID-19 pandemic

An analysis of how public information officers and investigative journalists view each other


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Many other organizations study issues related to media, democracy and constructive journalism. Browse our curated list of media analysis on these topics.

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Fighting misconceptions about global development

An annual trust and credibility survey in five countries

Exploring the gap between people’s perceptions and reality in 40+ countries

The overlap between the public and journalism’s core values


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