A constructive 2015 for journalism

A new year, full of new opportunities for the Constructive Journalism Project. We’ve got exciting plans to help grow the field of constructive journalism in the UK and beyond, and will keep you posted via this page as we go.
In November we successfully ran the UK’s first ever Constructive Journalism introductory workshop. A group of journalists, communications professionals and students all learned how to create and sell quality pieces of writing with constructive angles.
We were chuffed with the feedback we received from the pioneers who joined us at the Biscuit Factory. “After ten years as a journalist, this workshop has reinvigorated my passion to use my writing to making a difference, and has given me the tools to challenge the negative news agenda in a sustainable way”, one participant said. We truly hope to be working with many more like-minded journalist in coming months.
Alongside organising workshops, we are in constant contact with organisations and individuals working in the field of constructive journalism around the world. During our last workshop, we had a guest appearance from Keith Hammonds of the Solutions Journalism Network in the US, and BBC Radio 4 even came along to record us. The programme will air next month: we will of course keep you posted!