The phenomenon Donald Trump - did the media cause it? | Ulrik Haagerup | TEDxLinz

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Nowadays we are all scared; everywhere you look there are headlines about war, economic crisis, murder, etc. We live in a world where politicians and journalists follow media criteria to become popular, and this is how we build populists but not leaders. Look at the Pulitzer Prize or the World Press Photo. All the winning stories are about drama, war, and other bad things that happen around the world. Are there no positive stories to tell? Journalism should be an inspiration to solve problems and to see the world with both eyes.

Ulrik Haagerup is the Executive Director of News at the Danish Broadcasting Corporation, where he has established a "constructive journalism" program.

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