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Solutions Journalism Is
RIGOROUS REPORTING ON
RESPONSES TO SOCIAL PROBLEMS
TAKING AWAY EXCUSES
TO HOLD POWER TO ACCOUNT
SHARPENING
ACCOUNTABILITY
A UNIVERSE OF STORIES
WAITING TO BE TOLD
A WAY TO BUILD TRUST
WITH YOUR AUDIENCE
A WAY TO SPARK
CONSTRUCTIVE DISCOURSE
PART OF A HIGHER-QUALITY
NEWS PRODUCT
A CRITICAL PART OF THE
FUTURE OF NEWS
COVERING WHAT WORKS,
WITHOUT THE FLUFF
CONNECTING PROBLEMS
AND POSSIBILITIES

Have you heard? Solutions stories outperform problem-focused news; are more interesting, trustworthy, and uplifting; and inspire people to get involved.

Learn more here and join us in celebrating our community of journalists and newsrooms that have made an impact with solutions journalism.

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 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

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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

How writing about solutions helped us tackle one of our biggest stories to date

By covering a huge problem through a solutions lens, The 19th spurred impact we couldn’t predict

January 25, 2022

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Introducing the Health Equity Initiative

Supporting newsrooms in producing powerful solutions-driven health stories

January 24, 2022

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Introducing the 2022 Train-the-Trainers Participants, South / Southeast Asia

Over five days, trainers will undergo intensive sessions in best practices around teaching solutions journalism

January 24, 2022

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Democracy SOS: A fellowship to help newsrooms advance democracy

Led by the Solutions Journalism Network and Hearken, the fellowship will support U.S.-based newsrooms committed to building understanding and trust, engendering hope and reducing polarization.

January 19, 2022

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How competing New Hampshire news outlets started — and stayed — working together

Connecting in shared purpose helped them better inform communities. Three years in, the Granite State News Collaborative shares what they’ve learned.

January 19, 2022

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Covering the opportunities and challenges for worker-owned cooperatives

Solutions journalism on the labor beat means covering how workers creatively address economic trouble

January 18, 2022

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Covering politics through the lens of solutions journalism

January 12, 2022

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How One Alt-Weekly Shifted Coverage Of Homelessness

In Colorado, a solutions-focused approach speaks truth to power in unique ways

January 5, 2022

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