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Mark Sappenfield has been editor at The Christian Science Monitor since 2017 and is currently living and working in Berlin. Prior to taking the position of editor, Sappenfield was The Monitor's national news editor for three years and deputy national news editor for five. His previous posts involved reporting from South Asia, including Afghanistan and Pakistan as well as India; the Pentagon; the California Bay Area; and Boston. He has also covered seven Olympic Winter and Summer Games and reported on NASA’s Opportunity, Spirit, and Galileo missions from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Sappenfield began his career at the Monitor in 1996.

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How constructive journalism pays off for audiences and the media

With Manuela Kasper-Claridge, Mark Sappenfield, Lars Boering and Gordian Fritz

To reach audiences in times of increasing news avoidance and decreasing trust, many media organizations worldwide are focussing more on constructive reporting. But how much does this actually boost success? What KPIs indicate that constructive reporting is not just good for society, but does also pay off for media organizations?

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