From June 2014 to January 2018 I served as editor-in-chief of The Murmur newspaper, which I co-founded together with three partners. The 40-page English-language publication focussed on Danish society, culture and politics from an international perspective. The goal was to create an English-language platform for news about Denmark, that could be read by both Danes and non-Danes, by adopting a constructive approach to our journalism, with an explainer style.
In November 2014 we received a 1.1 million kroner grant from the Danish Agency for Culture. We produced 42 issues in total, with an average of 15,000 copies per issue, distributed to over 300 locations across Denmark.
Within the first year, two of the co-founders fell away. While my partner was responsible for advertising sales and distribution, my responsibilities covered all aspects of the production, including:
Commissioning and editing all articles and features
Writing a large share of the regular content, including the cover interview
Employing support staff such as proofreaders, interns and designers
Preparing the digital files for the printer
Managing website and social media channels