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Ulrik Haagerup

Ulrik Haagerup

Executive Director of News, Danish Broadcasting Corporation, Denmark

Born in 1963, Ulrik Haagerup is the Executive Director of News at the Danish Broadcasting Corporation. Winning the Cavling Prize in 1990 and awarded The Order of the Dannebrog in 2012, Ulrik stays first of all a passionate journalist. He is an international public speaker on leadership and the author of the books A Good Idea – Did You Get It? (2004) and Constructive News: A Confrontation with the Negative Worldview of the Press (2012). In 2008 he was a Member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on the Future of Journalism, and from 1994 – 2007 he was the Editor-in-Chief at Jyllands-Posten and NORDJYSKE Media. Prior to that, he was an investigative reporter and the Senior Managing Editor at Jyllands-Posten from 1986 – 1994. His education as a journalist includes being a John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford University, in addition to furthering his education at INSEAD, IMD, the Stanford Research Institute, and Wharton.

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