Traditional news has tended towards highlighting the negative: what has gone wrong and the problems it causes. But is it possible to have tough, critical journalism that also looks for solutions and positive angles on a story? Constructive journalism tries to create positive narrratives and a more healthy debate. But how does it work in practice? And is there a danger that it lacks a cutting edge and independence?
Cathrine Gyldensted describes constructive journalism as follows: "It strengthens coverage in terms of providing a more accurate portrayal of the world; engaging audiences more effectively; and holding power to account by asking them to solve, collaborate, seek a civil debate - instead of usual conflicts, disagreeing, polarization." See full article for more information.