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UPCOMING WEBINARS

Solutions Journalism 101

Thursday, August 23, 2018

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM EST

UPCOMING TRAININGS

Solutions Journalism Training

Thursday, August 16, 2018

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM EST

Solutions Journalism Training and Workshop: Reporting on Climate Change

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM PST

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The Learning Lab

The Learning Lab is your one-stop guide to producing solutions journalism—rigorous and compelling reporting on responses to social problems. From finding great story ideas, to asking the perfect interview question, to spinning a powerful narrative, it all starts here.

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TOOLKITS AND ISSUE GUIDES:
Basic toolkit

Basic Toolkit

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WHAT YOU'LL LEARN:
The key tenets of solutions journalism. What is it? What is it not? Why is it important? And how to make it happen, from idea to reporting to completed story.
WHO IT'S FOR:
Journalists who want to add rigor and impact to any sort of reporting.
2 hours
Health guide

Health Guide

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WHAT YOU'LL LEARN:
How to use solutions reporting to enhance coverage of complex issues such as access to care, substance use disorder, and mental health treatment.
WHO IT'S FOR:
Health reporters aiming to shift the lens on their beat.
1 hour, 10 minutes
Education guide

Education Guide

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WHAT YOU'LL LEARN:
How to apply the solutions lens to the most pressing issues in public education, with a special focus on navigating complex evidence.
WHO IT'S FOR:
Education beat reporters who want to raise the bar on their coverage.
1 hour, 25 minutes
Violence guide

Violence Guide

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WHAT YOU'LL LEARN:
How to reframe coverage of gun crime, sexual assault, detention, and more — with advice and examples from reporters in the trenches.
WHO IT'S FOR:
Journalists ready to change their approach to reporting on crime.
1 hour
Collaborative playbook

Collaborative Playbook

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WHAT YOU'LL LEARN:
How to design an effective collaborative between/among news organizations, including how to surmount challenges such as editorial direction, spending decisions of shared funds and internal communications.
WHO IT'S FOR:
Editors interested in designing a collaborative or working with other news organizations in a joint reporting initiative.
2 hours

Editor ToolKit

Coming Soon
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN:
How to get your newsroom staff started on solutions journalism — and how to build toward integration of the approach across your coverage. When to employ solutions reporting to build audience engagement and community impact.
WHO IT'S FOR:
Editors who find the solutions approach intrinsically attractive — and want to take it from concept to sustained practice in their news organizations.
1 hour, 50 minutes

Engagement ToolKit

Coming Soon
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN:
How to design and manage online and offline activities that amplify solutions stories to drive audience interest and more constructive public discourse. How to create feedback loops that can inform future coverage and metrics of your work’s impact.
WHO IT'S FOR:
Reporters and editors who see powerful potential pathways from between solutions journalism and engagement — and want to build those connections consistently into newsroom practice.
2 hours
I WORK IN, TEACH, OR STUDY JOURNALISM Not a journalist, but I want to learn about solutions.
AS A MEMBER, YOU WILL BE ABLE TO:
  • Access our training curriculum or attend a training
  • Share your stories
  • Join a local community of journalists
  • Attend story workshops and events to hone your craft
  • Get funding and additional support
  • Access the full Solutions Story Tracker®
  • Save favorite stories and create collections in your user profile
TO JOIN, PLEASE SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION (*=REQUIRED)

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Here is what you will get:
  • Unlimited access to thousands of stories from around the world
  • First look and access to new features, tools, and resources
  • Curated newsletters with top stories
  • Invitations to SolutionsU community events
  • And much more to come…
It’s easy and will take less than 2 minutes.

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Help us grow our database of solutions stories! Please enter the following information. Our staff will review the story, and if it meets our criteria (see below), it will be added to the Solutions Story Tracker®.

Please submit a story URL

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

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.

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If you can provide a space, we’re always happy to do in-person trainings for newsroom teams. Our core training explains what solutions journalism is and how to employ it as an additional tool in your reporting.

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Photo Credits: Almudena Toral; Gabe Hernandez/Corpus Christi Caller-Times; Cody Pope; Matt Stokes

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