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

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.

LEARN MORE ABOUT WHAT SOLUTIONS JOURNALISM IS +

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?
Visit The Hub, where we provide training for all types of journalism practitioners.

Are you looking to become a better journalist? We’ve got the tools you need, whether you’re a seasoned freelancer or the youngest journalist at the newsroom.

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 Want You To Help Show the U.S What’s Working: Announcing the #DemDebateSolutions Contest

Join our Twitter conversation on 12/19 and enter for a chance to win cash prizes!

December 13, 2019

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Introducing SJN’s New England Local News Ecosystem Project

November 26, 2019

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How Josh Hinkle and KXAN Blended Solutions and Accountability Journalism

“It may not always be someone cheating the system like we find in so many of our investigative stories. It might be that the problem exists and [someone] can do something about it.”

November 19, 2019

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What happened at the 2019 SJ Summit (hopefully won’t stay there)

Put ~100 brilliant journalists from 11 different countries in a magical venue in the Wasatch Mountains, & watch the field of (solutions) journalism immediately evolve.

November 18, 2019

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Apply to join the Local Newsroom Revenue Project

This pilot project will help newsrooms do high-quality solutions journalism stories and series, and use this journalism to raise revenue.

October 31, 2019

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How our 21 LEDE Fellows are spreading solutions journalism around the globe

From Eugene, Oregon to Kolkata, India, meet our inaugural class of LEDE fellows.

October 24, 2019

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Study: Solutions journalism increases emotional well-being

Thesis study supports previous findings that solutions stories make people feel better.

October 22, 2019

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Our latest Renewing Democracy grants

What’s working when it comes to elections and citizenship? Sixteen more newsrooms will write about that. Plus, how to apply for the next round.

October 19, 2019

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