The news coverage that traditionally centers around problems, conflicts and disasters makes many of us feel despondent and paralyzed. But it doesn’t have to be that way.
Constructive journalism is gaining more and more ground. Stories – even the problematic and critical ones – can be told in a constructive way.
This tutorial (in Danish) gives you some guidelines on how to tell constructive stories.
In brief: Consider reality as a glass containing some water. The question is whether you describe the glass as half empty or half full.
Most people are capable of telling stories. Actually it’s one of our most basic human abilities.
So don’t forget to always use your gut feeling while learning to use all kinds of storytelling tools.
This handbook gives you a basic introduction to journalism:
What makes a good story
Research, angle and genres
An article, a video, a podcast? How to present a story
Agreements with sources and ethical considerations
Free creative tools
Stories to draw inspiration from
The handbook is in Danish for now (sorry!), but an English version is coming up.