Who we are

The Constructive Journalism Project is managed by a group of media professionals based in the UK and the Netherlands and works with others worldwide, collaborating with innovators in journalism and other fields such as the behavioural sciences and business ethics. You can learn more about our aims here.
Seán Dagan Wood

Seán Dagan Wood Co-Founder, Constructive Journalism Project

Seán Dagan Wood is a media innovator with a passion for personal and social transformation. As the publisher of Positive News and co-founder of the Constructive Journalism Project, his vision is for a media that informs, inspires and empowers. On Twitter: @seandaganwood

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Danielle Batist

Danielle Batist Co-Founder, Constructive Journalism Project

Danielle Batist is a journalist who writes about social change and highlights solutions. As co-founder of the Constructive Journalism Project she aims to redress the current news balance by bringing more positive elements into conventional reporting. She is also the founder of Journopreneur and a media innovation consultant working across the industry, from small independent media organisations to Google. On Twitter: @daniellebatist


Jodie Jackson

Jodie Jackson Author and Researcher

Jodie Jackson is a campaigner, researcher and author of ‘You Are What You Read – why changing your media diet can change the world’. She holds a Master’s Degree in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of East London. She has conducted research on the psychological impact of news information on the reader, and in particular the role of positive news and its perceived effects. She believes that it is as important to educate the consumer on these potential effects as it is to get the media industry on board. She is a regular speaker at journalism events and universities. On Twitter: @JacksonJodie21
Veronique Mistiaen

Veronique Mistiaen Journalist and Trainer

Veronique Mistiaen is an award-winning journalist and Pulitzer-Prize nominee, who has worked as an editor, foreign correspondent and reporter for leading media outlets in the UK and internationally over the past 25 years. She is also a university lecturer and runs training on journalism skills, constructive journalism and reporting diversity in areas of ethnic and religious tensions. On Twitter: @VeroMistiaen
Giselle Green

Giselle Green Journalist, Editor, Trainer

Giselle is the editor of Constructive Voices, a media project that sources constructive stories from charities, social enterprises and innovating organisations – and shares them with journalists. Giselle actively promotes constructive journalism to the media and delivers talks to journalism students. Giselle is a former BBC radio journalist and has also worked in political campaigning and communications. On Twitter: @giselleg7