cross-border journalism

Books, chapters, contributions


Forthcoming: Special Issue Cross-border Journalism of the Journal for Applied Journalism and Media Studies  (co-editor)


Grenzüberschreitender Journalismus – Handbuch zum Cross-Border-Journalismus (in German),  Herbert-von-Halem-Verlag, Cologne December 2017.

Transnational Journalism Networks as Drivers of Europeanization, co-authered byAnnett Heft, Brigitte Alfter, Barbara Pfetsch, peer-reviewed and published in Journalism, Sage journals, May 2017.


Alfter, B. (2016), ‘Cross-border collaborative journalism: Why journalists and scholars should talk about an emerging method’, Journal of Applied Journalism & Media Studies 5: 2, pp. 297–311, doi: 10.1386/ajms.5.2.297_1 Journal of Applied Journalism and Media Studies


Handbook on cross-border journalism, 2015 at Forlaget Ajour (in Danish). Website to the book with references, literature.


Offentlighed i Norden / Access to Information in the Nordic Countries by Oluf Jørgensen published at Nordicom, ISBN: 978-91-86523-98-5, researcher on European and Nordic practice. Danish / English summary.


Deterrence of fraud with EU funds through investigative journalism, co-author of study commissioned by the Eurepean Parliament Budgetary Control Committe, published October 2012, ISBN 978-92-823-3834-6, main author and editor Margo Smit.

Wobbing Works. Use it! Chapter with three case studies using European freedom of information legislation as journalistic tool / In Data Journalism Handbook, numerous contributors, compilation of articles by the Open Knowledge Foundation, the European Journalism Centre and O’Reilly Media. Print ISBN:978-1-4493-3006-4


Nieman Reports at Harvard University dedicate their spring issue to cross-border collaborative journalism, Shattering Barriers to Reveal Corruption. I contributed with an article about cross-border journalism in Europe.


Cash cow – digging the dirt on farm subsidies / With Nils Mulvad, Jack Thurston, chapter in Bursting the Brussels Bubble, Alter EU. ISBN/EAN: 978-90-9025327-5, page 169-176


Slipping through the net / How EU countries evade new budget transparency rules,  report on behalf of


Das Beispiel Orkla Medien, Norwegen und Osteuropa / Chapter in Leitbild Unabhängigkeit – Zur Sicherung publizistischer Verantwortung, ed. Michael Haller, Freimut Duve, ISBN 978-3-89669-460-7, UVK/OSCE Wien 2005

Articles (newspaper and magazine) as registered at the Danish State Library

Registered under Brigitte Alfter

Registered under Birgitte Alfter (usual misspelling)