cross-border journalism

Books, chapters, contributions


Taking stock of journalism education in times of cross-border collaboration, conference paper presented at the Global Investigative Journalism Conference 2019 in Hamburg. Co-authored with Jenny Wiik from the University of Gothenburg and Mark Deuze from the University of Amsterdam.

Cross-border Collaborative Journalism: A Step-By-Step Guide. Routledge (author).

Special Issue Cross-border Journalism of the Journal for Applied Journalism and Media Studies, Vol. 8, Number 2, ISSN 2001-0818 (Print) , (co-editor). (Introduction chapter as sent to publisher).

Comment: The Power of Publication: Rethinking the European infrastructure for journalism in a networked society — or why we set up an open Arena for Journalism in Europe

Automating Society: Taking Stock of Automated Decision Making in Europe, report by German NGO Algorithmwatch, editorial coordinator of a European network of journalists and academics contributing to the report.


Comment: The new journalism manifesto – or why we brought together local journalist to attain critical mass of citizens’ voices

New Method, New Skill, New Position? Editorial Coordinators in Cross-Border Collaborative Teams practice oriented chapter in Global teamwork: The Rise of Collaboration in Investigative Journalism, edited by Richard Sambrook, Reuters’ Institute Oxford 2018.

Crossborder journalism – method / mindset. A booklet by Tabea Grzeszyk of Hostwriter (cultural sciences aproach on crossborder mindset) and myself (investigative journalism practice approach on crossborder method)


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

Heft, Annett; Alfter, Brigitte & Pfetsch, Barbara (2017). Transnational Journalism Networks as Drivers of Europeanization, peer-reviewed and published in Journalism, Sage journals.


Alfter, Brigitte. (2016). Cross-border collaborative journalism: Why journalists and scholars should talk about an emerging method’, (as submitted to to publisher) peer-reviewed and published in 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

Journalistic articles 1995-2012

Journalist and Brussels correspondent at Danish daily Information,  2004-2009

Various articles (newspaper and magazine) as registered at the Library Services