From 2010 to 2017, I covered the daily happenings in Denmark as editor of The Copenhagen Post and The Local Denmark (I also expanded to Norway when I took over The Local's Norwegian edition in late 2015). During that time, I wrote hundreds of news articles, often putting out as many as seven stories per day. Below is a small sampling of articles that stuck out from the pack, whether it was a topic that is particularly dear to my heart, an article that garnered significant international interest or merely a story that for me captures that particular time in Scandinavian society. For stories that go beyond the headlines, be sure to check out my feature articles, and if you are interested in my subjective take on some of these issues, you may want to look at the opinion section.
Seeing for two
It was my great pleasure to take part in the 2015 Impact Journalism Day by highlighting a Danish app that allows sighted volunteers to help blind people all over the world just by using their smartphones.
I spoke with the cofounder of the Be My Eyes app and met with one of the app's many blind users to see how she benefits from it in her everyday life. READ MORE
What the US could learn from Denmark about elections
In November 2016, Americans elected Donald Trump president in one of the ugliest, most divisive elections in the nation's history.
For American voters disenchanted with the process and the outcome, it seems like there must be a better way. There is: the Danish way. In Denmark, elections last a mere three weeks, campaigns focus on the issues, TV ads are basically non-existent and over 85 percent of the electorate turns out to vote. READ MORE
Copenhagen launches anti-radicalization plan
In August 2015, the Danish capital became one of the first major cities to present a comprehensive plan to combat radicalization.
The plan came as Denmark was still reeeling from a terror attack six months prior, in which a Danish man of Palestinian origin shot and killed two men. I spoke with the plan’s architect, renowned terror expert Magnus Ranstorp, about the need to “stick your hand in the fire” to reach radical youths. READ MORE
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