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Transforming news is critical to building a more equitable and sustainable world.

The Solutions Journalism Network is leading a global shift in journalism, focused on what the news misses most often: how people are trying to solve problems and what we can learn from their successes or failures.

What is Solutions Journalism?

Rigorous and compelling reporting about responses to social problems, which includes these key elements:

  • RESPONSE

    Focuses on a response to a social problem — and on how that response has worked, or why it hasn’t

  • INSIGHT

    Shows what can be learned from a response and why it matters to a newsroom’s audience

  • EVIDENCE

    Provides data or qualitative results that indicate effectiveness (or lack thereof)

  • LIMITATIONS

    Places responses in context; doesn’t shy away from revealing shortcomings

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Discover how people are responding to the world’s problems.

Our Solutions Story Tracker® is the definitive database of solutions journalism: Over 13,100 solutions stories produced by 6,000 journalists at 1,700 news organizations in more than 187 countries — and growing every day.

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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.

Click here to check out what stories we are looking for this month!

Great suggestion! So great, that we already have that story listed in the Solutions Story Tracker®. View it here.

We appreciate your patience as we review your story submission. You can check on the status of all of your story submissions here.

It may take a few weeks to see your piece in the Solutions Story Tracker®, as we have a backlog of submissions longer than Ben Hur that we’re diligently working to eliminate. We appreciate your patience.