Who we are

The Constructive Journalism Project is managed by a group of media professionals based in London 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 editor-in-chief of Positive News and co-founder of the Constructive Journalism Project, his vision is for a media that informs, inspires and empowers.

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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. She witnessed the birth of the nation of South Sudan and interviewed the Dalai Lama. 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, a training platform to help freelancers adapt to the changing media landscape.

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Associates:
Jodie Jackson

Jodie Jackson Research Associate

Jodie Jackson has completed a Master’s Degree in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of East London (UK). 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.
Veronique Mistiaen

Veronique Mistiaen Associate 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.