cross-border journalism

Handbook on cross-border journalism

In Uncategorized on July 13, 2017 at 4:00 pm

The Handbook on cross-border journalism is the first of its kind. The book provides a step-by-step introduction to the method of cross-border journalism from idea to publication and beyond. It builds upon own experience of the author and a long series of interviews with established cross-border teams such as ICIJ as well as thematic ad-hoc teams.

The experience of the practitioners is then enriched with insigths by scholars of various disciplines of relevance throughout the work process of cross-border journalism. The book includes numerous examples of cross-border work as well as interviews with practitioners.

The Handbook on Cross-Border Journalism is currently available in Danish. The German version is scheduled for 2017 in the Herbert von Halem Verlag.

On the website www.crossborderjournalism.dk background links can be found – all related to cross-border journalism including examples of journalistic and academic work.

Read the original press release at publishing house Ajour February 2015.

Read the table of content (in Danish)

Buy the book at Ajour.

In short

In Uncategorized on July 13, 2017 at 2:00 am

Foto: Thomas Tolstrup

Managing Editor at Journalismfund.eu, a support structure for in-depth, innovative and independent journalism in Europe.

Lived in Brussels from 2004-2008 working as EU-correspondent for Danish daily Information, since then back in Denmark. 2008-2012 Freelance cross border journalism with teams of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists ICIJ, own initiative teams and filmmakers; developing the growing European activities of Journalismfund.eu.

Teaching students of journalism at the University of Roskilde/Denmark 2012-2016 and journalists and students throughout Europe for occasional lectures since 2008.

Fields of interest these years are cross border and collaborative journalism; data; transparency legislation and practice; European affairs and regulation; political economy.

Field of scholarly research interest: (Cross-border) collaborative journalism; non-profit journalism and editorial independence.

Detailed CV

What I’ve been up to recently

In Blog news on July 12, 2017 at 12:30 pm

July 2017: Presented a poster about donor-supported journalism and editorial independence at the pre-ERNOP  seminar of CBS and Carlsberg Academy, Copenhagen. Interesting talks with peers about philanthropy, foundations, society. Notes.

June 2017: Speaking about cross-border data journalism at Berlin Storyhunt seminar of the Open Knowledge Foundation Germany.

June 2017: Participating and speaking at an expert round table on the idea of a European public service platform. Meeting held at the German Bundestag invited by German MEP Jakob von Weizsäcker. Background on the idea in Der Spiegel. I argued to strengthen cross-border collaboration and to strengthen in-depth, independent European journalism.

June 2017: Jacob Mollerup and I organise a mid-career training for Danish journalists via Kaas & Mulvad on the most recent developments in journalism and media in Germany, 5 days in Berlin and Hamburg.

June 2017: Speaking at and moderating panel on crossborder journalism in Europe at the Netzwerk Recherche Conference in Hamburg with Jörg Schmitt from Spiegel/EIC, Elisa Simantke from Investigate Europe, Tabea Grzeczyk from Hostwriter and – last minute – Hans-Martin Tillack from Stern/the MEP project.

May 2017: 7th European Investigative Journalism and Dataharvest Conference! And it keeps growing! Pleasure to be program and overall responsible for this fabulous conference – and thanks to all contributors and participants!

May 2017: Scholarly article considering potential for Europeanisation through crossborder journalism. Assistant author to Annett Heft and Barbara Pfetsch. Peer-reviewed, published in Journalism/Sage Pub.