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Conflict, catastrophe, climate change: Is it possible to break out of the endless cycle of bad news?

We see every day how crucial it is that journalism offer people different perspectives and ways to take action, instead of leaving them alone with apocalypse scenarios.

Many media houses and editorial departments are already contributing to this shift. They are developing new formats and ways of asking questions and creating a reporting practice that is more solutions-oriented and broader in perspective.

Real-world examples of constructive journalism:

What does Constructive Journalism Construct?

Konstruktiver Journalismus ist ein Dienst an die Öffentlichkeit, sagt der US-amerikanische Journalismus Professor Jay Rosen. Seine Keynote zur Eröffnung des Bonn Institutes am 27. April.

Special case: War reporting

Journalist Ronja von Wurmb-Seibel spent two years reporting from Kabul, Afghanistan. There she learned that even in times of war, it's possible to report on people who are trying to find peace – and that no story in the world is worth someone's death.

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