Photo by Jeppe Bjørn Vejlø
Elisabeth Haslund, producer of Good Morning Denmark, a daily television broadcast
What years you were on staff and which positions did you hold?
Fall 2000. I was staff writer, and during my last months there I was also responsible for editing the news briefs page.
From which four-year college or university did you graduate?
University of Southern Denmark in Odense, Denmark. Class of 2006.
Describe your current position and any notable past positions?
I am working at the TV production company Nordisk Film TV on the production of “Good Morning Denmark,” a daily current events morning show, broadcast on the Danish TV 2. I am responsible for the political content, e.g. interviews with the top politicians in Denmark, party leaders and ministers, or debates between parties on topics on the current political agenda.
Before that, I worked for 11 years at Berlingske, one of the largest daily newspapers in Denmark. First, I was several years at the National Desk, writing about crime, court cases, integration, immigration and terrorism. During that time I covered all terrorist-related cases in Denmark, and I also covered the long trail against Norwegian shooter Anders Behring Breivik in Oslo. Later, I moved on to become political reporter, working out of the Danish parliament Christiansborg. Here I covered several elections, both local, national and European.
Why The Channels?
Working on The Channels was truly a fantastic experience, and it definitely made me realize that journalism was the right path for me. I enjoyed taking classes in journalism, but it was such a reward to be able to work as a real journalist, putting all the things, I had learnt, into use. I will never forget the feeling, the first time my story ended up on the front page.
One of the advantages of working for The Channels was the many possibilities—during my short time there, I did both political stories and sport stories, I wrote short news, in-depth features and sharp interviews, and I was able to challenge myself, writing very personal columns. Moreover, we had a lot of fun, all of us working together, spending so many hours in the newsroom. I made some long-lasting friendships at the Channels.