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Handbook on cross-border journalism

In Uncategorized on June 25, 2018 at 5:00 am

The Handbook on crossborder 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 the pioneers of crossborder journalism.

The work process of the practitioners is enriched with insigths by scholars of various disciplines of relevance. The book includes numerous examples.

Currently the book is available in Danish and German. An English version is forthcoming Winter 2018/2019.

Grenzüberschreitender Journalismus – Handbuch zum Cross-Border-Journalismus Deutsch

Journalistik over grænser – håndbog i crossborder journalistik

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In short

In Uncategorized on June 25, 2018 at 4:00 am

Foto: Thomas Tolstrup

Managing Editor at Journalismfund.eu, a support structure I co founded in 2008 for in-depth, innovative and independent journalism in Europe.

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.

Lived in Brussels from 2004-2008 working as EU-correspondent for Danish daily Information, since 2008 back in Denmark.

Co-founder of several European journalism and data journalism projects including the follow-the-money Farmsubsidy.org project and the annual European Investigative Journalism & Dataharvest Conference.

Teaching students of journalism up to MA-level 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.

Author of the first handbook on crossborder collaborative journalism, published in Danish (2015) and German (2017).

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

Detailed CV

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What I’ve been up to recently

In Blog news on June 25, 2018 at 3:00 am

June 2018: Journalists need to listen to citizens, and they need to make citizens’ voices heard. Thoughts on a way to reinvent journalism for our interactive, international era published in “The new journalism manifesto” on Medium.com.

May 2018: Happy and proud to present the 8th European Investigative Journalism Conference & Dataharvest #EIJC18 where I am program end-responsible for the 8th time. This is the infrastructure of crossborder collaborative journalism in Europe with the latest developments and countless trainings in in-depth, independent journalism. Thanks to the many volunteer speakers and assistants in preparing the program, to my dear team at Journalismfund.eu Lisa, Trine, Linda and Ides, to our funders – and to all guests who travel from afar. 470 guests from 52 countries! Pleasant recap, growing number of useful handouts.

April 2018: Speaking about crossborder collaborative journalism at the Italian Journalism Festival in Perugia. A particularly enriching experience as academia and journalism practice met in an utterly constructive way on this panel.

March 2018: Speaking about crossborder journalism in Saarbrücken at German Reporterfabrik event – very interesting to hear about crossborder journalism on local/regional level embracing Germany, France and Luxembourg.

February 2018: Speaking to Danish freelance journalists’ seminar about crossborder journalism in Kobæk Strand.

January 2018: New anthology out on collaborative journalism. Global Teamwork, the rise of collaboration in investigative journalism, edited by Richard Sambrooke, published by the Reuters’ Institute for the Study of Journalism in Oxford. I contributed with a practice chapter on how to coordinate a crossborder team. Following up on an inspiring workshop at RISJ in December 2016.

January 2018: Speaking in Warsaw about crossborder collaborative journalism and about the opportunities for work grants by Journalismfund. Hosted by Fundacja Reporterow who do excellent – largely voluntary – work sharing, teaching, training, developing journalism methods.

January 2018: Necessary talks on how philanthropists can support journalism at the Journalism Funders Forum in Amsterdam. Questions like: How can journalists and funders MEET? And how should we EVALUATE? Practice in practice means, there is no one-size-fits-all solution or a solution, that lasts forever. These questions, we need to address and develop over and over again. Good to do it in interesting company.

December 2017: Presenting my handbook on crossborder journalism in German: Grenzüberschreitender Journalismus – Handbuch zum Cross-Border-Journalismus after great work with publishing house Herman von Halem in Cologne. Thanks to publisher Herbert von Halem for seeing the potential of a new and upcoming method at an early stage and his European vision and thanks to lector Imke Hirschmann for her patient and thorough work as well as to graphic designer Claudia Ott for visual ideas on the front page and inside the book! The book was presented in the series of Cologne Media Talks, Kölner Mediengespräche. I talked about crossborder journalism as one journalistic answer to the challenges of networked societies in a hyper connected digital world. Through collaboration our profession can strive to achieve the critical mass of good journalism to make the voice of the citizens heard and bring important topics back to the public sphere and political agenda. Speech/Vortrag (in German). Pictures. Read the rest of this entry »