Ulrik Haagerup, executive director of news at Danish Broadcasting Corporation and author of Constructive News, likes to deconstruct the broad term of “journalism.” He will offer his thoughts on this as one of the keynote speakers at INMA World Congress, May 21-23, in New York City.

Haggerup will speak on “Why negativity destroys the media and how constructive news might improve journalism of  tomorrow.” Conflicts, drama, crooks, and victims. That’s news. This is our world. Or is it?

Ulrik Haagerup, executive director of news at Danish Broadcasting Corporation and author of Constructive News, will speak at INMA World Congress next week in New York City.
Ulrik Haagerup, executive director of news at Danish Broadcasting Corporation and author of Constructive News, will speak at INMA World Congress next week in New York City.

This first international book on constructive news shows the consequences of media negativity: to people, to the media itself, to the public debate, to democracy. Here, Haggerup explains what he thinks journalism is: “We shape the perception of reality.”

In his keynote of the INMA World Congress, Haagerup will share how a paradigm shift in news content has succeeded at the Danish Broadcasting Corporation by changing bad news habits and making journalism more meaningful. Constructive News is both a wake-up call to a media world struggling for a future and an inspirational handbook on the next mega-trend in journalism.