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

Solutions journalism helps us get smarter together and build a better world. Discover stories about COVID-19 and antiracism, including how communities are responding to racial inequity in the U.S. criminal justice system.

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?
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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

Help! How do you adapt a solutions journalism course for online teaching in these uncertain times?

(Hint: By acknowledging disruption, enlisting colleague support and setting clear priorities)

August 10, 2020

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‘For a lot of people, there has never been trust’

Alicia Bell of the nonprofit Free Press on the hard conversations we need now between Black communities and white journalists

July 30, 2020

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‘I believe in reparations’

Sara Lomax-Reese, president and CEO of Philadelphia’s Black talk-radio station, on why to move forward we must first go back and repair

July 27, 2020

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‘This is the path to creating real change’

Erica Edwards challenges journalists to use solutions journalism to cover communities of color

July 21, 2020

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Stop drowning alone, start sailing together

16 steps for innovative newsrooms to navigate a better future for themselves and their communities

July 20, 2020

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What’s next in New England? Covering the responses to COVID-19

A new fund will support reporting on COVID-19 in New England, with an eye toward what’s working to address the region’s many challenges. Application deadline: Aug. 7

July 17, 2020

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How Amadou Diallo Covers School Success

By embracing “messy work,” Diallo tells rich, rewarding stories about what’s going right in public education.

July 16, 2020

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20 Solutions Stories on Programs Working to Improve Black Lives

1. Sacramento is reducing Black child deaths. Here’s what LA can learn (KPCC and LAist)

July 10, 2020

READ THE STORY
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