In a world where the media is focused around negative and conflict-based stories, scandals and exaggerations, Constructive Journalism wants to strengthen constructive elements in journalism through the application of positive psychology, moral psychology and prospective psychology.
In addition to informing about negative events and crises, Constructive Journalism aims to offer possible solutions to face and handle them. Thereby, journalists are reminded of their special responsibility as influential opinion makers, to report in a well-informed and diverse manner.
Cathrine coined the term “Constructive Journalism” academically in 2015 (with Karen McIntyre) and is currently serving as the worlds first director of Constructive Journalism at Windesheim University, the Netherlands. While elaborating the concept academically and spreading the idea world-wide, Cathrine has also authored two books on Constructive Journalism: “From Mirrors to Movers. Five Elements of Constructive Journalism” (2015) and “Handbook of Constructive Journalism” (2014 – in Danish).
In 2011, Cathrine founded the Goldensted Group, which offers training and workshops for professional news reporters and editors from around the world. Between 2000 and 2011, she served as an investigative reporter, news reporter, radio anchor and executive producer at the Danish Broadcasting Corporation and at Radio24syv.
Cathrine majored in Radio & Foreign Affairs at the Danish School of Journalism in Aarhus and holds a Master of Applied Positive Psychology from the University Of Pennsylvania.