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

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

Introducing the Solutions Journalism Network’s 2021 Mentees

THE VANDANA SHIVA COHORT —

June 11, 2021

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How solutions journalism is changing communities and newsrooms

18 recent stories from Texas to Uganda that have changed laws and policies, improved public discourse and helped raise revenue

June 9, 2021

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Be a Solutions Journalism Africa Fellow!

June 9, 2021

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Our Win-A-Freelancer Lottery Is Back

June 7, 2021

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Forging a path from solutions journalism to reader revenue

Why publishers can expect to attract loyal readers likely to pay with stories that go beyond problems and focus on responses

June 7, 2021

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Leveraging solutions journalism for revenue growth

If media organizations produce solutions journalism, will they generate more revenue?

May 21, 2021

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Introducing two new guides to take your collaborative to the next level

May 19, 2021

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Case Study: The Reentry Project

When 15 journalistic competitors united to report on prisoner reentry in Philadelphia, here’s what happened.

May 16, 2021

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