This is David Crouch, one of your teachers
When I first moved to Gothenburg it felt like I was in a northern wilderness on the edge of the planet. How wrong I was! Sweden's second city generates a constant stream of stories of international significance.
"On the Master's Programme in Investigative Journalism (MIJ) at JMG we begin by introducing students to the news environment in the city from the point of view of foreign news outlets.
Recently a senior journalist at the Associated Press called me to ask if I was interested in helping them cover Scandinavia. During the conversation I found myself frequently talking about the work Master's students at JMG have been doing in their first semester, because it fits very well with what the AP is looking for.
As a practising freelance writer for the Guardian and other newspapers, I find that teaching improves my own journalism and inspires me to do more.”
David Crouch, one of the head teachers at the programme and also a freelance writer for the Guardian, Financial Times and New York Times. He is also the author of several book about Sweden: Bumblebee Nation: the hidden story of the new Swedish model (2018) and Almost Perfekt: How Sweden works and What we can learn from It (2019).