From the Blog

    Highlighting best practices is important. But just as vital is posing the right questions, argues the co-producer of a new PBS documentary on education in a small town.
    WWNO’s Eve Troeh and Jesse Hardman discuss their approach to reporting “Delta Blues,” a 3-part solutions series that compares how the Mekong River Delta and the Mississippi River Delta are dealing with climate-related water management issues.
    The most recent issue of our weekly newsletter features meaty reporting on a methadone clinic in Dar es Salaam, how Lagos is doing pretty well considering the rest of Nigeria's turmoil, and how one LA-based reentry organization is helping women successfully readjust to life outside prison walls.
    We're looking for an intern to join our team for the summer!
    At a Seattle Times solutions event, teachers told stories of challenges, perseverance, and victories — and changed the way people thought about schools.
    The third issue of our weekly newsletter features the rehabilitative power of special veterans courts, how a Wyoming juvenile facility is giving a solid tech education to its young residents, and how OneGoal is helping low-income, low-performing students succeed in high school and college.
    The second issue of our weekly newsletter features European governments and clerics taking preventive action against radical Islam's spread, Las Vegas police learning how to deescalate and reducing unjustified shootings, and a New Jersey city that is basically giving away plots of land to hopeful couples.
    This week, we launched "The Solutions Three": our weekly newsletter highlighting some of our favorite solutions stories across the media landscape. Our goal with the newsletter is to celebrate the journalists and publications doing fantastic reporting on responses to social problems.
    The temperatures might venture into the negatives on Thursday in New York (ack!), but not everything is so negative. This week, we're highlighting a section from the Solutions Journalism Toolkit focusing on positive deviants--places where data outcomes are better than expected. Check it out! (Scarves not included.)
    This week, we're featuring our section on how to interview for a solutions story from our 48-page Solutions Journalism Toolkit. It's a true must-read as you prep for your next interview.
    People from 96 countries have downloaded the Solutions Journalism Toolkit. And we're revamping our newsletter--update your preferences so you get the news you need about the solutions you want.
    WWNO's three-part series surfaces solutions on rising waters in Mississippi and Vietnam -- and encourages a two-way flow of innovation.
    How can a solutions story cover something that's considered a failure? In a way that makes society stronger. Check out this fantastic section on "Failure," highlighted from our Solutions Journalism Toolkit.
    Looking to bring a solutions focus to your beat? Our new toolkit is free to download and contains everything you need to write critical, clear-eyed reporting about responses to social problems.
    What kind of feedback is likely to enhance or diminish society’s capacity to solve problems?
    With 2014 drawing to a close, we bring you a compilation of our favorite solutions-oriented stories.
    A call to journalists as racial bias and police use of force spark national debate: Where are the solutions stories that need to be told?
    When the media actually reflects back the world as it is — horrible and beautiful, tragic and smart, corrupt and innovative — then individual people will feel the desperation that surrounds us all, but also the potential for transformation.
    A recent study shows that a lot of World Bank research goes unread. It's likely that, among those forgotten reports, are valuable sources of knowledge about what works to solve development problems.