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Solutions Journalism Is
COVERING WHAT WORKS,
WITHOUT THE FLUFF
CONNECTING PROBLEMS
AND POSSIBILITIES
SHARPENING
ACCOUNTABILITY
PART OF A HIGHER-QUALITY
NEWS PRODUCT
TAKING AWAY EXCUSES
TO HOLD POWER TO ACCOUNT
A CRITICAL PART OF THE
FUTURE OF NEWS
A UNIVERSE OF STORIES
THAT AREN’T BEING TOLD
RIGOROUS REPORTING ON
RESPONSES TO SOCIAL PROBLEMS
A WAY TO SPARK
CONSTRUCTIVE DISCOURSE
A WAY TO BUILD TRUST
WITH YOUR AUDIENCE

We train and connect journalists to cover what’s missing in today’s news: how people are responding to problems.

We’re working to bring solutions journalism to every newsroom worldwide.

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Solutions journalism, in the words of our network.

Solutions Journalism...

  • Can be character-driven, but focuses in-depth on a response to a problem and how the response works in meaningful detail
  • Focuses on effectiveness, not good intentions, presenting available evidence of results
  • Discusses the limitations of the approach
  • Seeks to provide insight that others can use

Solutions journalism, in the words of our network.

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Are you an editor or a producer at a news outlet? We provide training, consulting, and other resources to help catalyze high-impact solutions reporting.

Teaching others how to do solutions journalism? Craft your own courses with our curriculum builder, and check out these resources on our blog.

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NOT A JOURNALIST

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From the Blog

How to Cover Incarceration Using a Solutions Lens

We brought together three journalists to tell us how to change the current narrative around incarceration

May 29, 2019

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How do you spell solutions journalism?E-v-i-d-e-n-c-e

How a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist-turned professor overcame his skepticism and embraced rigorous reporting on responses to problems

May 26, 2019

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How educator Kathryn Thier helps the next journalist generation see their “role in society”

“I quickly realized that the course had to both be about teaching students the skills and writing of solutions journalism. But it also had to be about the role of the journalist in society, and exploring why they may want to consider solutions journalism.”

May 23, 2019

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How to let your reporter out of the newsroom for a day or two. Or three…

Tackling a big project? Here are five hacks for solutions journalism in a small newsroom, from our network of editors and reporters.

May 6, 2019

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Why look outside my town for solutions?

Solutions journalism covers local issues — but also looks for effective models from elsewhere. Asking, “Who’s doing it better?” can lead you to a story away from home. Here’s how to make that work, in the words of our network.

May 6, 2019

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Breaking the “parachute news” habit with solutions journalism

“You need to know the community to understand what the hell’s being done right”

May 5, 2019

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72 Places to Find Solutions Story Ideas

April 21, 2019

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How Solutions Journalism gave Dougal Shaw a beat

“A good solutions journalism story still has to have all the ingredients of a good story anyway — it is just that you are coming from them at a slightly different angle.”

April 13, 2019

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