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Constructive Journalism

Jodie Jackson challenges the media to #PublishThePositive

November 21, 2016 |

Screengrab from #PublishThePositive.

 

Tired of reading negative news? You are not alone. Media practitioners are taking notice of the effects news can have on individuals and communities. Jodie Jackson, a research associate for the Constructive Journalism Project, has dedicated … Read More

Rebecca Solnit shares how media practitioners can fall together and break the status quo

June 8, 2016 |

After the San Francisco earthquake, 1906. Public domain image. 

 

 

 

Rebecca Solnit is a writer, historian and activist who relishes in the unknown fabric of what makes us human. Her writings on human connection, solitude, the environment and … Read More

How the Media Mobilizing Project uses grassroots leadership to create lasting change

June 2, 2016 |

Movement Media fellows. Photo courtesy of Bryan Mercer. 

 

Marginalized communities are sometimes portrayed in a negative light and even ignored in mainstream media. It requires a restorative and at times reflective approach to dig deeper for a story that … Read More

How writers can help remove labels that overshadow trauma of sexual abuse

May 11, 2016 |

 

In “The Forced Heroism of the ‘Survivor,’” published earlier this month in the New York Times Magazine, writer and literary critic Parul Sehgal traces the rhetoric used for people who experience sexual abuse.

The essay offers up some valuable … Read More

Five media & art projects that take a nuanced approach to covering transgender stories

May 6, 2016 |

Brian, a Queer Rwandan in Canada is featured in Mikael Owunna’s Limit(less) project. Photo by and courtesy of Owunna. 

 

 

 

The recent “bathroom laws” debate has drawn renewed attention to transgender rights in mainstream media.

The debate provides media practitioners with an … Read More

Advice columnists reflect on the lack of diversity and inclusion in their field

March 7, 2016 |

 

By Julie Kliegman

Julie is the weekend editor for TheWeek.com and a freelance journalist based in New York. She’s written for publications including BuzzFeed, Vox, Mental Floss, Paste, the Tampa Bay Times and PolitiFact. Follow her @jmkliegman.

 

 

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New book explains the growing need for Constructive Journalism

November 20, 2014 |

Cathrine Glydensted teaching students a course on Constructive Journalism. (Photo by Misako Ono)

 

Ulrik Haagerup, director of news at Danish Broadcasting, says constant negativity in the media is detrimental to society. In his new book, “Constructive News,” Haagerup advocates for a … Read More