Want to know more about constructive journalism? 

Check out the following interactive graphic to see how Cathrine Gyldensted and I conceptualized constructive journalism in our upcoming research paper, “Constructive journalism: An introduction and practical guide for applying positive psychology techniques to news production,” which is scheduled to be published in the Journal of Media Innovations in fall 2017.  Click on the apples to access a Google spreadsheet where you can add your own examples of the various constructive journalism genres. Graphic produced by Joshua Smith at Virginia Commonwealth University.

For additional information on constructive journalism, please read:

From Mirrors to Movers

     From Mirrors to Movers: Five Elements of Positive Psychology in Constructive Journalism

     By Cathrine Gyldensted



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      Constructive Journalism Network

     Contact me for interviews or potential research collaborations at kemcintyre(at)vcu.edu.




Additional resources:

Constructive Journalism Project

Constructive Journalism Wikipedia Page


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