The Institute

Constructive Institute is an independent center in the heart of what is now becoming a global constructive journalism movement.

Our Mission

Our mission is to change the global news culture – to help journalism help democracy. We work to combat trivialisation and degradation of journalism by emphasising reporting that is more solutions-focused, balanced and connects society. We want to change the global news culture.

The institute helps journalists and news organisations to apply constructive reporting in their daily work through providing access to an inspiring best practices portal, a world-class fellowship programme, relevant training curricula, and initiating rigorous independent academic research.

Our Sponsors

The institute has been funded by a number of foundations and private corporations, including the Tryg Foundation, Meta, Aarhus Stiftstidendes Fond, Den Fynske Bladfond, Bestseller, the Helsingin Sanomat Foundation, Politiken-Fonden, Nordea Fonden, Google Digital News Initiative and KL.

To ensure the independence of the institute, it has been established as a foundation with  a board  and advisory board  composed of journalists, media professionals, experienced former politicians, and academics. The board oversees the strategic development of the institute and ensures the effective use of financial resources. Find our principles for fund management here.