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

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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Solutions Journalism, der sich auszahlt

Wie Lösungsjournalismus neue Umsätze generieren kann.

March 18, 2019

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Fünf kluge Fragen zu vielversprechenden Lösungsansätzen

March 11, 2019

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How Joseph Jaafari “shines a light on injustice” through solutions journalism

The Marshall Project Tow Fellow for Military Justice says learning to “shut up and listen” was the best piece of journalism advice he’s ever received. Learn how our March Member-of-the-Month is using nuance, empathy, and deep listening to inform his award-winning solutions reporting.

March 5, 2019

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Es gibt keine Heilligen, nicht mal im sozialen Wandel

Konzentriere die auf mehrere Charaktere,

March 5, 2019

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5 Tipps um Solutions Journalism in die Uni zu bringen

Und was das Ganze mit Pizza zu tun.

February 26, 2019

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This solutions journalism course on covering addiction is a master class in combating trauma porn

Students at Philadelphia’s Temple University spent four months immersed in the community and produced an award-winning digital magazine.

February 24, 2019

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Re-imagining Bureaucracy: Lessons from Ideas that Work

SJN’s Human Services Story Fellow highlights steps for local governments looking to innovate

February 18, 2019

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Solutions Journalism ist befangen

Und andere Irrglauben.

February 18, 2019

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It may take a few weeks to see your piece in the Solutions Story Tracker®, as we have a backlog of submissions longer than Ben Hur that we’re diligently working to eliminate. We appreciate your patience.

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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