Constructive Journalism

Since 2010, constructive journalism gained popularity and has since been frequently discussed in journalism practice and in the academic world. Constructive journalism uses a public-oriented approach that attaches great value to socially responsible journalism with a need to produce accurate news to avoid a negative bias. It critically questions conventional journalism and elaborates on the ways in which journalism has to change so it can contribute to a sustainable and tolerant society with involved citizens.

The idea that a constructive strategy will improve journalism is not new but was already suggested by the esteemed journalists Joseph Pulitzer and Walter Williams in the early 20th century. One hundred years later, the term was reintroduced and developed into a broader and more elaborate concept. This entry describes the ...

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