Cathrine Gyldensted

Director, Dept. of Constructive Journalism, Windesheim Uni. NL

Cathrine Gyldensted is serving as the worlds first Director of Constructive Journalism at Windesheim of University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands. As part of this endeavor, she has been offering consulting services, trainings and workshops for professional reporters and editors worldwide, while being a frequently invited expert at professional and academic conferences. TEDxtalk: "Why we need Constructive Elements in Journalism" TEDxDresden Gyldensted initiated the idea to apply positive, moral and prospective psychology to the field of journalism, coining the term ‘constructive journalism’ academically and conceptualizing it with Karen McIntyre (VCU, USA), having worked for over a decade as an investigative reporter, foreign news reporter, radio anchor and executive producer for several Danish media, before obtaining a Master’s degree in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania in 2011. Gyldensted has published several books on the topic, such as Handbook of Constructive Journalism (2014), and From Mirrors to Movers. Five Elements of Positive Psychology in Constructive Journalism (2015).

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