Brigitte Alfter is an award-winning German-Danish journalist. She has practiced journalism at local, national and European level before setting up European support structures for cross-border journalism. Today she combines journalism practice, journalism networking and academic research.
Alfter's book makes it clear that these days, when politics, business and crime all cross borders, journalists too need to look beyond their noses. But how does one go about selecting a cross-border topic and developing it? What's the best way of organising a professional network? How can intercultural teams be made to work smoothly? How can the findings be adapted for presentation to different audiences and in different kinds of media? Brigitte Alfter answers these questions in detail, giving lots of examples and tips based on her own experiences as a journalist and on interviews with many other journalists involved in cross-border collaborative projects ... Her book provides an easy-to-understand walk-through of all these steps, augmented with invaluable advice. - European Journalism Observatory We need to rethink the newsroom, journalist role and journalist education. It is clear (even more so) when you have read Brigitte Alfters excellent handbook in cross-border journalism cooperation. The handbook is in English and easy to read, and it provides a thorough insight into how a journalist can work across borders. A large part of the strength of the book is that it challenges the traditional perception of the journalist as a lone wolf and the image of other media as competitors. - Journalisten