We’re excited that a growing number of media organisations want to find out more about constructive journalism.
Today, leading industry website Journalism.co.uk published an interview with us, outlining details of our latest educational work.
In the story, our co-founder Seán elaborated on our aim to break down the assumption that journalists always have to primarily look for what’s gone wrong:
While holding power to account and highlighting corruption are “essential parts of journalism,” he said a constructive approach means looking at building on these stories and addressing them in a more balanced way, for example showing what’s being done about the problem.
Our next day course has been scheduled for Friday 20 March 2015 in London. For those who can’t wait to join: we offer a 20% earlybird discount if you book by the end of the month. We’re limiting places to allow for plenty of one-to-one attention.
As we like to use the pay-it-forward philosophy in everything we do, we offer assistance to those who cannot afford our courses. If you are a student, unemployed or on a low income, please contact us to see if we can assist you with a bursary place.
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.
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!