Kirsten Sparre

Freelance Journalist

Born 1964

  • April 2005: News coordinator, Play the Game 
  • January 2003 - March 2005: Editor Danish Gymnastics Federation and freelance journalist with assignments for amongst others the Danish Union for Journalists and Centre for Journalism and Further Education.
  • August-December 2002: Project officer with the The Mid-career Institute for Journalists, Aarhus
  • 1998-2002: Centre for Journalism and Further Education, responsible for research projects on journalism
  • 1995: Lutheran World Service, Nepal, preparation of annual report
  • 1992-94: Herning Folkeblad (local newspaper), summer temp filling in for local editors on vacation
  • 1990: Bornholmeren (local newspaper) all-round journalism
  • 1985-86: Ikast Avis (local newspaper) all-round journalism 

  • 1998: Ph.D in Peace Studies from Bradford University, UK. Dissertation on potential peacemaking roles for journalists
  • 1992: Diploma from European University Centre for Peace Studies, Austria
  • 1991: Masters of Art in Peace Studies from Bradford University, UK.
  • 1990: Journalist from the Danish School of Journalism

Publications (a selection)
  • Politiet som kilde (The police as a media source), CFJE-report no. 4, 2002Den glade journalistik. Om mediernes dækning af de kendte (Feelgood journalism. Media coverage of celebrities) 2001, Forlaget Ajour
  • (with Lars Kabel)
  • "Megaphone diplomacy in the Northern Irish Peace Process", Harvard International Journal of Press/Politics, summer 2001
  • "Conceptualising changes in war reporting", S+F - Vierteljahresschrift für Sicherheit und Frieden, heft 3/2000, Hamburg Universität, Tyskland

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