Enlist Assistance

If your travel budget can’t support a solutions journalism project, look for other ways to add perspective.

  • Reach out to stations in your ownership group to provide B-roll or shoot interviews.
  • Use a service like Skype or Zoom to do long-distance video interviews.
  • Scan daily network feeds or stories shared by your ownership group for possible solutions stories or elements.

“We [worked] with our Springfield, Illinois, station on a story (Invasive fish could be Maine's answer to lobster bait crisis.) The Springfield station [turned] a story with the opposite theme (Solution for Asian Carp problem may be just 1,200 miles away). We swapped video and interviews and each did our own version.”

Amanda Post
Assistant News Director, WGME (Portland, ME)