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UPCOMING WEBINARS

Solutions Journalism 101 Webinar

Thursday, September 5, 2019

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EST

UPCOMING TRAININGS

Solutions Journalism Workshop for College Educators

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

12:30 PM - 5:00 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:
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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.
Also Available In:
Français, Español, Indonesia, 中文, русский, ČESKY, العَرَبِيَّة‎, Polski, Română, Magyar, Deutsch
2 hours
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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
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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
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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
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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
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J-School Curriculum Builder

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WHAT YOU'LL LEARN:
How to teach solutions journalism in a J-School setting. How to construct lessons, from a single module to an entire semester's course, in the approach.
WHO IT'S FOR:
J-School professors who want to teach solutions journalism.
2 hours, 30 minutes
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Editor Toolkit

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WHAT YOU'LL LEARN:
How to institutionalize solutions journalism into newsroom practice on a consistent and ongoing basis. How to communicate the value of solutions journalism to your team, find the time and resources, and work across beats and geographies to surface credible responses.
WHO IT'S FOR:
Editors wishing to facilitate the transition towards solutions journalism in their newsroom.
2 hours
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Engagement Toolkit

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WHAT YOU'LL LEARN:
How to use solutions reporting to create a platform for more constructive engagement. How to drive productive public discourse and online discussions to strengthen agency and innovation within the communities you serve.
WHO IT'S FOR:
Journalists who want to meaningfully connect and build relationships with their audiences.
2 hours, 10 minutes

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.

A member of our team will be in touch soon.

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.
SUBMIT A NON-ENGLISH STORY

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.

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.

A member of our team will be in touch soon.

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
  • Receive emails containing the above offerings via occasional email throughout your membership
TO JOIN, PLEASE SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION (*=REQUIRED)

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Your information will be used to better support and enable your membership. We care about your privacy and, in accordance with GDPR regulations, request your consent before giving you access to the membership services described above. You will also receive customized communications tailored to your interests as described by your selections. We will never sell your information to 3rd parties. You can cancel your membership and change your communications preferences at any time, though this may prevent you from participating in the opportunities provided by this program. View our full privacy policy here. By clicking submit, you accept these terms.

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
  • Receive emails containing the above offerings via occasional email throughout your membership
  • And much more to come…
It’s easy and will take less than 2 minutes.

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Your information will be used to better support and enable your membership. We care about your privacy and, in accordance with GDPR regulations, request your consent before giving you access to the membership services described above. You will also receive customized communications tailored to your interests as described by your selections. We will never sell your information to 3rd parties. You can cancel your membership and change your communications preferences at any time, though this may prevent you from participating in the opportunities provided by this program. View our full privacy policy here. By clicking submit, you accept these terms.

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