Solutions Journalism Training

The Solutions Journalism approach can advance your reporting and increase audience engagement. Start learning with these solutions journalism tools:

Where to Start

Live Training

Beyond the basics, we offer webinars on topics ranging from audience engagement to how to find and vet data for solutions stories. Check back soon for updates.

As part of our work to center equity and inclusion, we’re giving journalists tools to provide more accurate narratives about marginalized communities. Asset-Framing is the practice of defining people by their assets and contributions before noting their challenges. We’re working with Trabian Shorters of BMe to train journalists in how to recognize and use Asset-Framing, with the goal of helping repair the destructive narratives that people of color have condemned as complicit in violence and oppression. Stay tuned for more information on how to participate in an upcoming Asset-Framing training.

You also can find us at conferences and events around the world. Here’s what’s coming up.

Other Events

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Accredited Solutions Journalism Trainers

Looking for a solutions journalism training in your region or language? Around the world, we have accredited trainers who are solutions journalism pros. They would love to hear from you. To reach any of these trainers, please contact Kyuwon Lee.

Africa

Dina  Aboughazala

Dina Aboughazala

Egypt / Turkey

Aché  Adoum Attimer

Aché Adoum Attimer

Chad / Senegal

Chibuike  Alagboso

Chibuike Alagboso

Nigeria

 Rasheed  Adebiyi

Rasheed Adebiyi

Nigeria

Zubaida Baba Ibrahim

Zubaida Baba Ibrahim

Nigeria

Sarah  Francis

Sarah Francis

Egypt

Abaas  Mpindi

Abaas Mpindi

Uganda

Adaobi N. Ezeokoli

Adaobi N. Ezeokoli

Nigeria

Ann  Mikia

Ann Mikia

Kenya

Nelly  Kalu

Nelly Kalu

Nigeria

Arwa  Kooli

Arwa Kooli

Tunisia

Seun  Durojaiye

Seun Durojaiye

Nigeria

Olatokewa  Ayoade

Olatokewa Ayoade

Nigeria

Alfred  Ajayi

Alfred Ajayi

Nigeria

Esther  Nakazzi

Esther Nakazzi

Uganda

Asia-Pacific

Sanne  Breimer

Sanne Breimer

The Netherlands / Indonesia

Nhung  Nguyen

Nhung Nguyen

Vietnam

Pamposh  Raina

Pamposh Raina

India

Portia  Ladrido

Portia Ladrido

Phillippines

Swati Sanyal Tarafdar

Swati Sanyal Tarafdar

India

Anupama  Chandrasekaran

Anupama Chandrasekaran

India

Rajneesh  Bhandari

Rajneesh Bhandari

Nepal

Praveeni  Senanayake

Praveeni Senanayake

Sri Lanka

Corinne  Podger

Corinne Podger

Australia

 Priti  Salian

Priti Salian

India

Joydeep  Dasgupta

Joydeep Dasgupta

India

Kavita  Chandran

Kavita Chandran

Singapore

Darren  Schuettler

Darren Schuettler

Singapore / Canada

Europe

Justina  Ilkevičiūtė

Justina Ilkevičiūtė

Lithuania

Juliette  Gerbais

Juliette Gerbais

The Netherlands

 Amée  Zoutberg

Amée Zoutberg

Belgium

 Anida  Sokol

Anida Sokol

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Meenal  Thakur

Meenal Thakur

The Netherlands / Belgium

Charlotte  Horn

Charlotte Horn

Germany

 Vera  Penêda

Vera Penêda

The Netherlands

 Marjan  Tillmans

Marjan Tillmans

The Netherlands

Assunta  Corbo

Assunta Corbo

Italy

Elena  Ledda

Elena Ledda

Spain

Rhiannon  Davies

Rhiannon Davies

Scotland

 Anna  Patton

Anna Patton

U.K. / Ireland

Catherine  Edward

Catherine Edward

Austria

Petra  Kovačević

Petra Kovačević

Croatia

Zlatina  Siderova

Zlatina Siderova

The Netherlands

Jeremy  Druker

Jeremy Druker

Czech Republic

Jessica  Phelan

Jessica Phelan

France

 Anastasia  Rudenko

Anastasia Rudenko

Ukraine

Mara  Bierbach

Mara Bierbach

Germany

Florence  Gault

Florence Gault

France

Lucie  Černá

Lucie Černá

Czech Republic

Nicole  Ely

Nicole Ely

Czech Republic

Delphine  Tayac

Delphine Tayac

France

Silvio  Malvolti

Silvio Malvolti

Italy

Anne-Sophie  Novel

Anne-Sophie Novel

France

Esma  Kučukalić

Esma Kučukalić

Spain / Bosnia and Herzegovina

Boryana  Dzhambazova

Boryana Dzhambazova

Bulgaria

Sophie  Roland

Sophie Roland

France

Olha  Virsta

Olha Virsta

Ukraine

Lisa  Urlbauer

Lisa Urlbauer

Germany

Hanna  Liubakova

Hanna Liubakova

Belarus / Poland

Marine  Mugnier

Marine Mugnier

France

Latin America

Carolina   Gil Posse

Carolina Gil Posse

Argentina

Barbara  Fraser

Barbara Fraser

Perú

Daniel  Nardin

Daniel Nardin

Brazil

Hildegard  Willer

Hildegard Willer

Peru

Laura  Quiñones

Laura Quiñones

Colombia / U.S.

 Fabrice Le Lous

Fabrice Le Lous

Costa Rica

Camille  Padilla Dalmau

Camille Padilla Dalmau

Puerto Rico

Manuel Alejandro Guerrero

Manuel Alejandro Guerrero

Mexico

Mariela   Castañón

Mariela Castañón

Guatemala

Paula Díaz Levi

Paula Díaz Levi

Chile

Leonardo   Gómez Ponce

Leonardo Gómez Ponce

Ecuador

Jonathan  Gutiérrez

Jonathan Gutiérrez

Venezuela

Adriana   González Escobar

Adriana González Escobar

El Salvador

Javier  Drovetto

Javier Drovetto

Argentina

Mónica  Quesada  Cordero

Mónica Quesada Cordero

Costa Rica

Cristhian  Barragan Falla

Cristhian Barragan Falla

México

U.S. & Canada

Genevieve  Belmaker

Genevieve Belmaker

U.S.

 Bekah S. McNeel

Bekah S. McNeel

U.S.

Hugo  Balta

Hugo Balta

U.S.

J.D.  Allen

J.D. Allen

U.S.

Ethan  Brown

Ethan Brown

U.S.

Brittany  Schock

Brittany Schock

U.S.

Emilie  Stigliani

Emilie Stigliani

U.S.

Michelle Faust Raghavan

Michelle Faust Raghavan

U.S.

Salem  Solomon

Salem Solomon

U.S.

Damaso   Reyes

Damaso Reyes

U.S. / Spain

 Kimberley  Hartwig

Kimberley Hartwig

Canada

Kim  Gamel

Kim Gamel

U.S.

Tulsi   Kamath

Tulsi Kamath

U.S.

 Kayla  Benjamin

Kayla Benjamin

U.S.

Deborah D. Douglas

Deborah D. Douglas

U.S.

 Alex  Segura

Alex Segura

U.S.

 Carolyn  Robinson

Carolyn Robinson

U.S.

Matt  Simmons

Matt Simmons

Canada

 Chris  Winters

Chris Winters

U.S.

 Chris  Bowling

Chris Bowling

U.S.

 Nora  Hertel

Nora Hertel

U.S.

Harun  Maruf

Harun Maruf

U.S.

Shia  Levitt

Shia Levitt

U.S.

Nathaly Salas Guaithero

Nathaly Salas Guaithero

U.S.

Sharon  Bloyd-Peshkin

Sharon Bloyd-Peshkin

U.S.

Sarah   Ladik

Sarah Ladik

Canada

Reporting Resources

Finding Story Ideas

If you’re looking for some inspiration for your next solutions story, check out 77 Places to Find SJ Story Ideas — a crowdsourced list of the databases, innovator networks, think tanks and online resources our journalists have used to report solutions stories.

Our Solutions Story Tracker® is a curated, searchable database of solutions journalism stories. It offers an inspiring and useful collection of the thousands of ways people are working to solve problems around the world.

Source: Mikhael Simmonds

Got an idea for a journalist in our network to cover? You can share your tip (and browse the tips others have shared) in our Solutions Leads Database.

Finding and Vetting Data

Strong solutions reporting requires rigorous, evidence-based analysis of how people are responding to problems. That often means finding and evaluating data that illuminates how well an effort is working — the school-based initiative that really does reduce absenteeism, for example, or government policies that have reduced opiate overdoses.

We can help you develop the data skills you need, including how to identify “positive deviants” — outliers in data that might point to a place that has found success and is making a difference. Often, journalists look through data to find failures — the highest poverty rates, the bleakest health outcomes. But that’s not the only story data can tell. And reporting on places that have found a successful path can strengthen your accountability journalism and better serve your audiences.

For help using data in your solutions reporting, whether you’re seeking advice on acquiring datasets or help making sense of an Excel spreadsheet — or specialized training on positive deviants — contact our data specialist, Matthew Kauffman.

Digging Deeper by Issue

We’re building communities of practice around solutions coverage of society’s most urgent challenges through our issue-driven initiatives. SJN initiatives bring together journalists and newsrooms to pursue similar projects on specific topics, and we share these learnings and related information and resources for reporters through Solutions in Focus. Currently, we’re focusing on climate, economic mobility, democracy, and health.

Stay Connected

Our weekly flagship newsletter Above the Fold, focuses on opportunities for journalists, celebrates newsrooms doing great work, and shares news from our world.

The Whole Story blog features tips, tools, and case studies. Do you work in a small newsroom that’s wondering how to do solutions stories? We’ve written about that. Want to raise money to support solutions reporting? We’ve written about that, too, and much more.