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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.

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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

In Conversation With: J. Gabriel Ware

“Learning about other cultures and the struggles of other people helps control our biases.”

September 16, 2018

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Journalists’ Got Talent: Introducing the SJN Mentor Program

September 13, 2018

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11 A++ Solutions Stories from our Freelance Fund Grantees

From making a NYT editor’s favorites list to inspiring regional policy agendas, these journalists, winners of our Freelance Fund travel micro-grants, are having an impact.

September 6, 2018

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A Conversation With: Amy Yee

“The right story for the right section of the right publication is critical”

September 5, 2018

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Nyní v češtině! / Teraz także po polsku!

Our online training in solutions journalism is now available in Czech and Polish.

August 30, 2018

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A Conversation with: Simone D’Antonio

“It is important to check the story with different sources”

August 29, 2018

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Networking solutions journalism — and solutions

How do you connect solutions stories — and possible solutions — across geography? We have some ideas.

August 23, 2018

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So You Want to Teach (or Take) a Solutions Journalism Course? There’s a Toolkit for That

The First-Ever Solutions Journalism J-School Toolkit

August 22, 2018

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Our next training is on October 18, 2018 in New York City

We also do trainings by request if you can provide the space.

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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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