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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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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

What we know (and don’t) about the impact of solutions journalism

October 8, 2018

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We’re raising money for solutions reporting on responses to #MeToo

If you care about issues of sex, gender, and power, make a donation to our fund to support journalists covering these issues through a solutions framework.

October 4, 2018

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In Conversation With: Adele Peters

“I’m interested in how solutions change over time”

October 4, 2018

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Les « imposteurs » du journalisme de solutions

October 3, 2018

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Event: #MeToo Through a Solutions Lens

We’re catalyzing the next wave of #MeToo storytelling in a wide variety of mediums and regions.

October 2, 2018

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Call for Proposals: Renewing Democracy Grants

Solutions Journalism Network will provide 13 grants to U.S.-based newsrooms to support reporting on the 2018 midterm elections.

September 26, 2018

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Qu’est-ce que le journalisme de solutions ?

Les 4 critères du Solutions Journalism Network

September 26, 2018

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Telling the Whole Story on Climate Change

Climate change reporting workshop discusses how “doom and gloom” coverage can be supplemented with solutions journalism

September 25, 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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