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Teach Solutions Journalism

Whether you’re teaching the solutions journalism approach to students or incorporating published stories into your curricula, we have resources for you.

Ask journalism professors to name their biggest challenges, and they talk about bracing their students for the broken trust between communities and news providers and helping students develop ways to engage — or re-engage — audiences fatigued by the onslaught of negative news.

Kathryn Thier, a pioneer in bringing solutions journalism to college classrooms, has observed that studying solutions journalism forces students to analyze how and why stories are framed, constructed and sourced, giving them a deeper understanding of journalism as a whole. Solutions reporting is a skill that newsrooms increasingly demand, and it’s a skill more and more journalism programs are teaching.

Journalism educators interested in learning how to apply a solutions journalism approach to their teaching, or how to deepen their understanding of the approach, are welcome to request a workshop. To learn more, reach out to Michael Davis.

J-School Curriculum Builder

J-School Curriculum Builder

If you are a journalism school professor, this for you. Crafted by educators who have pioneered the teaching of solutions journalism, it includes a range of course materials including syllabuses, in-class exercises, homework assignments and an FAQ that you can apply to an entire course or a module.

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Teaching With Solutions Journalism

Teaching environmental studies, public health or something else? No matter the course focus, solutions journalism stories can help students understand how to respond to the challenges they see in a rapidly changing world and re-examine social issues through a creative, critical lens.