Brigitte Alfter, Denmark, is a senior German-Danish journalist.
Having practiced journalism for more than a decade on a local, national and European level, including as an EU correspondent in Brussels, Alfter realized the need for cross-border collaborative journalism structures.
From 2008 onwards she developed a European support- and infrastructure for cross-border journalism at Initially she still practiced – amongst others with the ICIJ – and taught journalism. As of 2016 she fully dedicated herself to mainstreaming cross-border collaborative journalism. In her present position she combines journalism practice, entrepreneurial activities, academic research and lecturing/training.
Over the years she has won several international awards – always in teams.
She has authored the handbook on cross-border collaborative journalism first published in 2015 and contributed to several anthologies on journalism practice.
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