What is the Problem? Inspiration for a Solution
Negative stories make the news. Drama and conflicts, victims and villains are our modern world. Or are they?
This revised second edtion of Constructive News challenges the traditional concepts and thinking of the news media. It shows the consequences media negativity has on the audience, public discourse, the press and democracy as a whole.
The book also explores ways to change old news habits and provides hands-on guidelines on how to do so. Moreover, the book presents numerous examples from the author's ten-year tenure as executive director of news at the Danish Broadcasting Corporation where he led a successful paradigm shift in news production.
Constructive News is a wake-up call for a media world that struggles for a future, as well as an inspirational handbook on the next megatrend in journalism.
Former German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt says in his foreword: "I am a has-been in all aspects of life, but my age makes me a realist. Ulrik Haagerup is half my age. He has the right to be an optimist. The need is certainly there for more constructive news."
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