A cohort of 70 students from the International People’s College in Elsinore, Denmark, worked with Danish journalism educator, researcher and author Aslak Gottlieb, and 12 newsroom delegates attending Congress, to identify and define the guidelines. 

The student’s media preferences and shared perspectives were examined across generations, as a baseline to revise the traditional news values. Some were preserved, while others were renewed.

The Copenhagen Criteria

The seven criteria are:


Show us news that helps us learn and understand more about relevant topics


Show us news that encourages us, and provides tools to take action based on informed decisions


Show us how global events impact us locally, and vice versa  


Show us diverse representation through personal experiences, that evoke empathy, compassion and inspiration


Show us events that affect numerous people and influence us or those involved


Show us fact-based, unbiased news, from different perspectives


Show us current news, and prioritise ongoing events


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