For many years, Fojo has worked with a key phrase that is deeply connected to our courses: “Every day use”. With this, Fojo wants to emphasise the importance of our training to be useful right out of the gate. Journalists that have committed themselves to our training should be able to use their newly acquired knowledge even the day after they attended.
When Petra Martinsson and Niklas Sjögren took the course on Climate Journalism at Fojo in November 2020, this became reality. A couple of months after the course, they co-published an investigation that had researched what strategies the government-owned housing companies are implementing when it comes to building apartments that will withstand the increasing number of heatwaves attacking Sweden during summertime.
Petra Martinsson, a reporter at “Hem & Hyra”, a specialised magazine focusing on renting and apartments, published several pieces with credit to Niklas Sjögren who in his turn published several stories on local and national television (Rapport and SVT Småland).
“The course inspired me to break down this massive topic into smaller concrete ideas. And it was during a breakout session in a smaller group that Niklas and I came up with this idea about the houses”, says Petra Martinsson.