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

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.

READY TO START PRACTICING SOLUTIONS JOURNALISM?
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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

(But you love great journalism)?

Explore SolutionsU™, a platform that connects you with stories and knowledge of what is working and is powered by the Solutions Story Tracker™​, ​​​a database of solutions journalism stories​.

From the Blog

We just released our 2017 Annual Report.

Taking stock of all we’re doing never felt so good.

August 16, 2018

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A Conversation With: Deogracias Benjamin Kalima

“Solutions journalism brings a new dimension to local reporting.”

August 13, 2018

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Case Study: The Reentry Project

When 15 journalistic competitors united to report on prisoner reentry in Philadelphia, here’s what happened.

August 10, 2018

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First Renewing Democracy Grants Announced

The contest encourages reporting about how people and institutions are attempting to reinvigorate democracy in communities across the country.

August 9, 2018

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A Conversation With: Nithin Coca

“Stay open to finding stories in the most unexpected places”

July 31, 2018

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A Conversation With: Elizabeth Arnold

“We need to ‘shine the light’ on ways out of problems too. Otherwise, what’s the point?”

July 18, 2018

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Independent Media Organization Southerly Launches

The new publication seeks to amplify the diverse voices of the American South while covering ecology, justice, and culture

July 6, 2018

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A Conversation with: Temple University’s “Covering Addiction” Course

Temple University students Jenny Roberts and Julie Christie discuss the solutions journalism project they oversaw at the Klein College of Media and Communication

July 5, 2018

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SJN'S CRITERIA FOR GOOD SOLUTIONS JOURNALISM:
  • Comes from a news outlet; has a date and a byline.
  • Focuses primarily on a response to a problem.
  • Conveys insight, so that its lessons are relevant and teachable to others.
  • Provides evidence of an approach's success or failure.
  • Addresses an approach's shortcomings or limitations.
  • Avoids advocacy, PR, and hero worship—instead focusing on credible, objective reporting.

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If you can provide a space, we’re always happy to do in-person trainings for newsroom teams. Our core training explains what solutions journalism is and how to employ it as an additional tool in your reporting.

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Photo Credits: Almudena Toral; Gabe Hernandez/Corpus Christi Caller-Times; Cody Pope; Matt Stokes

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