Ulrik Haagerup, DR
Head of News at DR
Ulrik Haagerup is an award winning journalist and author, educated from the Danish School of Journalism. He worked at Jyllands-posten from 1986-2001. He started as a journalist and later became chief editor. From 2002-2007 he was chief editor for Nordjyske Medier. In the year 2007 Ulrik Haagerup took the position as division chief at DR News, and in 2010 he became news director. From September 2017 Ulrik Haagerup will take on a new adventure as director for the new institute “Constructive Institute” at Aarhus University. The Constructive Institute is an independent organisation that lies at the heart of the constructive journalism movement. Its mission is to combat trivialisation and degradation of journalism by emphasising reporting that is more accurate, balanced and solutions-focussed. The institute helps journalists and news organisations to apply constructive reporting in their daily work through providing access to an inspiring best practices portal, a world-class fellowship programme, relevant training curricula, and rigorous academic research.