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

Explore the Solutions Story Tracker with more than 1,000 stories on how people are containing COVID-19, coping, and caring for each other during the pandemic. Discover effective responses for building a more civil society, talking to each other again, and ways to improve race relations.

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?
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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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

The privilege of problem-focused reporting

Failing to report on effective responses neglects entire communities, says a professor teaching a systems-based approach to solutions journalism

April 8, 2021

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“There’s another way to do conflict”: A book release chat with Amanda Ripley

People lose their minds while under the throes of high conflict, but a new book by journalist Amanda Ripley says opposing sides can fight smarter

April 6, 2021

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Learning from Lockdown

Solutions journalism about schooling in the pandemic from a collaboration of six news organizations across the country

March 17, 2021

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“It makes us better storytellers”

Celebrating a banner year for student solutions journalism

March 12, 2021

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New SJN Region Managers Are Ready to Help Support Your Solutions Reporting

March 10, 2021

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“The turnaround my career needed” Apply for the solutions journalism mentorship program

March 8, 2021

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Apply Now: Want to Find Success Stories Through Data? Solutions Journalism Network Can Help.

Our new fund will support reporting projects that pursue solutions stories by investigating “positive deviants” in datasets.

March 8, 2021

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Announcing the HSI Solutions Journalism Educator Academy

March 1, 2021

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