The Solutions Journalism Network is leading a systems-level change in journalism so that all people – no matter how or where they get their news – have access to rigorous reporting not only about problems, but also about evidence-based responses to society's toughest challenges. This is especially critical when it comes to the climate crisis, where apocalyptic, unsolvable, doom and gloom stories far outweigh those that examine meaningful responses. Yet there are thousands of communities, nonprofit organizations, governments, and businesses working to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions, adapt to changes already underway, and build resilience for the future. The news media can and should be reporting on these responses, and our climate team at SJN is working to make that happen.
In December 2022, we launched our first Climate Beacon Newsrooms Initiative (CBNI). In partnership with Covering Climate Now, Climate Central and Project Drawdown we are supporting these nine newsrooms as they transform their coverage of the climate crisis to regularly includes rigorous, community-informed, equity-focused climate solutions journalism:
- Capital & Main
- 9 Millones
- The Sacramento Bee
- The Sweaty Penguin
- The Reader
- The Washington Informer
If you are a journalist interested in or already reporting on climate solutions, check out the CCNow/SJN Climate Solutions Reporting Guide, and come back to this page soon to follow the work of these newsrooms and learn from their experience. We'll be posting videos, resources, and insights, and as these newsrooms publish solutions journalism, we'll share those stories here, as well. If you're interested in a climate-focused newsroom training on solutions journalism, let us know through our training/collaboration request form, or by reaching out to email@example.com.
Below are recently published climate solutions stories from the Solutions Story Tracker. If you'd like us to send you two climate solutions journalism stories to your inbox every other week, we invite you to sign up for Climate Solutions Worth Sharing.