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Davidbornstein

David Bornstein

Co-Founder & CEO

David Bornstein

Co-Founder & CEO

David Bornstein is a journalist and author who focuses on social innovation. He co-authors the "Fixes" column in The New York Times "Opinionator" section. His books include How to Change the World: Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas, The Price of a Dream: The Story of the Grameen Bank, and Social Entrepreneurship: What Everyone Needs to Know.
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Tina Rosenberg

Co-Founder

Tina Rosenberg

Co-Founder

Tina Rosenberg is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author. She co-authors the Fixes column in The New York Times “Opinionator” section. Her books include Children of Cain: Violence and the Violent in Latin America and The Haunted Land: Facing Europe’s Ghosts After Communism, which won the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award. She has written for dozens of magazines, including The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, Foreign Policy and The Atlantic. She is the author, most recently, of Join the Club: How Peer Pressure Can Transform the World.
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Courtney Martin

Co-Founder

Courtney Martin

Co-Founder

Courtney E. Martin is an author, blogger, and speaker living in Oakland. She is also the author of five books, including Do It Anyway: The New Generation of Activists, and Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters: How the Quest for Perfection is Harming Young Women. She is Editor Emeritus at Feministing.com, and her work has recently appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Christian Science Monitor, and MORE Magazine, among other national publications. Courtney has appeared on the TODAY Show, Good Morning America, MSNBC, and The O’Reilly Factor, and speaks widely. She is the recipient of the Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics and a residency from the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Centre. She is also a facilitator for The Op-Ed Project and a strategist for the TED Prize.
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Julia Power Burns

Chief Financial Officer and General Manager

Julia Power Burns

Chief Financial Officer and General Manager

Julia Power Burns comes to SJN from Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts where, as Business Director of LCI, she advised on a wide range of operational, strategy and financial initiatives for its education arm. Previously, she was Director, Global Strategy at Wolters Kluwer, leading projects on corporate innovation and the impact of new technology; prior to that she was Group Finance Director, Domestic Print Publishing and Global Electronic Publishing at Dow Jones where she managed the operational finance function for The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s and Dow Jones Newswires. Julia began her career as a music agent working for IMG Artists.
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Delaney Butler

Administrative Associate, Newsrooms

Delaney Butler

Administrative Associate, Newsrooms

Delaney joins SJN from Prudential Financial's Office of Corporate Social Responsibility where she held coordination and support roles in the Spirit of Community Awards program and the Prudential Foundation. She graduated with a degree in English and American Literature from New York University's College of Arts and Sciences. 

Email me about any general information or requests for the Newsroom Practice Change program and team

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Alice Quinn

Administrative Associate

Alice Quinn

Administrative Associate

Alice Quinn come to SJN from a community-based energy efficiency non-profit and has a background in film production. She organized national grassroots screenings of the Emmy-winning / Oscar-Nominated documentary film GASLAND, and went on to assist the producer and director on the production of GASLAND II. From there, Alice has worked on social issue documentaries and fiction projects alike and is passionate about story-telling, social justice, sustainability, and environmental conservation. She holds a BA in Social Thought and Political Economy from University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

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Catherine Cheney

West Coast Ambassador

Catherine Cheney

West Coast Ambassador

Catherine Cheney is the West Coast correspondent for Devex, the media platform for the global development community. Previously, she helped to launch NationSwell. Catherine has reported for POLITICO and World Politics Review, with freelance work supported by institutions like the International Center for Journalists appearing in publications including The Washington Post. Catherine graduated from Yale University, where she earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in political science and distinction as a Yale Journalism Scholar. Through her work with Devex, her support of a Newseum program for young journalists, and her involvement with SJN, she hopes to help shape the future of the field.

Email me if you're in the Bay Area and interested in a training or partnership or if you'd like to to join or start one of our West Coast communities.

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Nina Fasciaux

European Ambassador

Nina Fasciaux

European Ambassador

Graduating from 3A School of Business and Development, Nina was first involved professionally in humanitarian work as a trainer and manager in France and abroad. Her research in the field questioning engagement and altruism conducted her to work as an editor, writing articles. From 2011 to 2015, she worked in Russia as the web chief editor of a French newspaper. She’s now based in France and works as a freelancer on several projects, including trainings on solutions journalism and Media decoding. She’s also a part of the editorial team of the Positive Economy Forum, the movie production company Calt Production and the web magazine We Explore. She’s still writing for slow journalism titles, and gives writing workshops for young people. She is also supporting the famous French explorer and scientist Jean Malaurie in his projects with Inuits in Russia.

Email me if you're a journalist/editor based in Europe who wants to get more info on our trainings, events, and possible collaborations.

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Liza Gross

VP, Newsroom Practice Change

Liza Gross

VP, Newsroom Practice Change

Liza Gross is a media expert specializing in the transition of traditional media outlets to a multimedia model and in the development and execution of innovative communications strategies for nonprofit organizations. Gross has worked for over three decades as a journalist and media executive of nonprofits and news organizations. She was Executive Director of the International Women’s Media Foundation, a group devoted to supporting female journalists working in conflict zones, and Managing Editor of The Miami Herald.

Email me about newsroom partnerships, collaboratives, revenue and organizational models, and funding for solutions journalism projects in the U.S. and globally.

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Keith Hammonds

President & Chief Operating Officer

Keith Hammonds

President & Chief Operating Officer

Keith Hammonds comes to SJN from Ashoka, where he started and led the News & Knowledge Initiative, advancing the work of hundreds of social entrepreneurs in media around the world. He also has been Executive Editor at Fast Company Magazine; a bureau chief and editor for BusinessWeek in Boston and New York; a writer for The New York Times in London and Johannesburg; a consultant to New Nation in Johannesburg; director of an emergency food distribution program in Namibia; and coach of the Firebolts, a fearsome girls soccer team.
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Maurisse Johnson

VP, Finance & Accounting

Maurisse Johnson

VP, Finance & Accounting

Maurisse Johnson has held a number of finance & financial systems roles and comes to us from NYCHA where he managed the capital planning and environmental review process. Over the years Maurisse has worked with a few companies in different capacities including Burson Marsteller where he was the Director of Financial Planning & Reporting, Parsons Brinckerhoff where he was the Manager of Reporting & Systems and J.Crew where he was the Director of Financial Systems. Maurisse is a husband, father and a big NY Jets fan. He holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Concordia University.
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Samantha McCann

Director of Communities

Samantha McCann

Director of Communities

Samantha McCann comes to SJN after working in environmental and fiscal policy research at Seattle University and holding editorial positions at several publications. She has published in The Journal of International Affairs, Scholastic, The Guardian, PRI, & others, and authored the text of an award-winning photography book, Columbia University in Pictures. She has researched and published on sentencing and drug policy, racial bias in crime reporting, and the impact of a criminal record on earnings upon reentry. She holds a M.P.A. from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and a B.A. in political science from Seattle University.

Email me about becoming an SJN coordinator, if you represent a journalist organization/network, if you would like an SJN session or speaker at a conference, or if you are a journalist abroad looking for support in launching your solutions journalism project.

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Casey Mollón

Development Operations Manager

Casey Mollón

Development Operations Manager

Casey Marie Mollón comes to SJN with a background in journalism (specializing in multimedia news) and psychology, and is a published photojournalist in Dollars & Sense Magazine. She joined SJN as an intern, working closely with the Finance and Administration team, before becoming a full-time staff member as the Grants and Development Associate in January 2017. Casey has worked closely with an environmental non-profit organization, educating and empowering young children to proactively help preserve our environment. Casey graduated from Baruch College, where she was an active member of the National Society of Leadership and Success.
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Taylor Nelson

Director of Knowledge Dissemination

Taylor Nelson

Director of Knowledge Dissemination

Taylor Nelson comes to SJN from the Social Impact House, where she managed operations and spearheaded special projects for University of Pennsylvania’s 2013 Social Impact Fellowship. Taylor has international experience in community engagement, project management, and strategic planning through her work with Ashoka Ireland, Global Playground, and Branch Out Alternative Breaks. Taylor is a graduate of the College of William & Mary with a degree in Sociology and Community Studies and was awarded the James Monroe Prize in Civic Leadership.
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Katherine Noble-Goodman

Manager, SolutionsU™

Katherine Noble-Goodman

Manager, SolutionsU™

Katherine Noble-Goodman is a writer, educator and social entrepreneur. She has reported on philanthropy, education, religion, and the environment; taught environmental studies and green business; and collaborated with nonprofits on clean cook stove and biochar projects. She lives in Portland, Oregon, where she is the founder of a social-benefit enterprise that brings evidence-based, “no-sweat” yoga and meditation to the workplace. She earned her undergraduate degree at UC Berkeley and master’s degrees at Duke University and the University of Redlands.

Email me about integrating solutions journalism stories into your teaching in any discipline. 

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Carolyn Robinson

Newsrooms Regional Director

Carolyn Robinson

Newsrooms Regional Director

Carolyn is a video journalist, media development program director and educator. She began her career with CNN’s medical news unit in Atlanta before relocating to Asia and the Middle East, first as a senior news producer in Hong Kong, and then in East Timor, where she ran the local TV station for the United Nations. She was the Internews Program Director in post-revolution Libya, overseeing journalism training projects in Tripoli and Benghazi. She has received a Jefferson Fellowship, a Freedom Forum Fellowship and four Knight International Journalism Fellowships, and has trained journalists in almost two dozen countries around the world. 

Email me about newsroom partnerships in the Midwest, solutions journalism in East Africa, and anything to do with broadcast solutions journalism.

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Linda Shaw

Western Region Manager, Newsrooms

Linda Shaw

Western Region Manager, Newsrooms

Linda Shaw comes to the Solutions Journalism Network from The Seattle Times, where she oversaw Education Lab, a partnership with SJN that rigorously examines promising approaches to education’s toughest problems. She has worked as a reporter as well as an editor, mostly at The Seattle Times and mostly covering public schools. In 2008, she was named beat reporter of the year for large newspapers by the Education Writers Association and in 2011-12, she was a Spencer Education fellow at Columbia University. In 2016, she helped create a multimedia project on race called “Under Our Skin.” She holds a bachelor’s degree in Human Biology from Stanford University and a master’s in journalism from Northwestern.
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Mikhael Simmonds

Northeast Manager, Newsrooms | Multimedia Lead

Mikhael Simmonds

Northeast Manager, Newsrooms | Multimedia Lead

Mikhael Simmonds is a freelance multimedia journalist who specializes in international reporting. He is also the co-founder of Harlem Focus, a multimedia blog/media lab used as a learning tool at the City College of New York, where he taught reporting classes. Over the years, Simmonds has worked with a number of news and non-for-profit organizations including Democracy Now!, GritTV, Seeds of Africa, the YMCA International, and the UN Department of Public Information and NGO Relations. He has also worked closely with the New York Amsterdam News, a 106-year-old Harlem-based African American Newspaper.

Email me about newsroom partnerships in the North East and solutions journalism visual storytelling. 

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Susan Smith Richardson

Editorial Director, Newsrooms

Susan Smith Richardson

Editorial Director, Newsrooms

Susan Smith Richardson has nearly three decades of experience as a reporter, editor and opinion writer. Her work has focused on inequality, with an emphasis on blending narrative and data-driven journalism. She has worked for nonprofit and news organizations, including the MacArthur Foundation and the Chicago Tribune, and most recently was the Editor and Publisher of The Chicago Reporter, which investigates race, poverty and income inequality. In 2002, she received a Nieman Fellowship at Harvard University and holds a M.P.A. from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and B.S. in Radio, TV and Film from the University of Texas at Austin.

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Keri Stokes

Director, Analytics and IT

Keri Stokes

Director, Analytics and IT

Kerrin spent her early adult years splitting her time between school and the performing arts: dancing professionally both in Madison Square Garden as a NY Knicks City Dancer and as an ensemble member on Broadway, while also completing her bachelor’s degree in gender studies and English language arts at CUNY Hunter College. Since transitioning to a full-time career in social change, Kerrin has also worked with LBL Foundation for Children, researching policy analysis for international NGOs. She is a wife and mother of twin girls, and also studying to complete a M.S. degree in Urban Sustainability at CUNY City College. She is a recipient of the Dorothy Epstein Leadership Award, and a member SAG/AFTRA and the Actor’s Equity Association.

Email me about our organizational metrics and analytics, how we use Salesforce, or anything related to IT systems.

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Lita Tirak

Database Manager and Knowledge Curator

Lita Tirak

Database Manager and Knowledge Curator

Lita Tirak leads SJN's Story Fellowship program, oversees the Story Tracker database, and the curation of stories. In 2016, she received her Ph.D. in American Studies from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA. While at the College, she taught university-level seminars in visual culture, served as Research Assistant for Swem Library, and was the Assistant Director of the Global Film Festival. Previously, she worked at George Eastman Museum in Rochester, NY, where she performed research roles in the Departments of Photograph Conservation, Education, and Development. Lita is a researcher, writer, curator, and creative problem-solver, interested in sharing the bright ideas found in SJN’s stories.

Email me with you questions about the Story Fellowship, our Story Tracker database, or story submission criteria.

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Leah Todd

Mountain West Manager, Newsrooms

Leah Todd

Mountain West Manager, Newsrooms

Leah Todd is a journalist living in Taos, New Mexico. She came to SJN from the Seattle Times, where she covered K-12 education. In 2016, Leah was the full-time reporter for "Small Towns, Big Change," a collaboration between seven Colorado and New Mexico news outlets to investigate emerging responses to rural problems. Previously, she covered education and local government for The Casper Star-Tribune. She has investigated and written about turmoil in Washington state's new charter school sector; disproportionately high absentee rates among Native American students; the ousting of a controversial Wyoming schools official; and how residents of small towns in the West get and use local news.

Email me about solutions journalism trainings and newsroom partnerships in the Mountain West.

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Elizabeth Tompkins

Intelligence Director

Elizabeth Tompkins

Intelligence Director

Elizabeth Tompkins comes to SJN with a dual background in the social sciences and print and digital media. She has previously worked in research and communications for a variety of international organizations, including Ashoka, the Institute for Security and Development Policy, and documentary film company Momentofilm. She holds a B.A. in Psychology and Literary & Cultural Studies from the College of William & Mary, and an M.A. in Peace and Conflict Studies from Uppsala University. 

Email me about case studies, SJN impact, the Learning Lab, and questions about our website (including bug alerts).

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Meera Vijayann

Online Community Engagement Manager

Meera Vijayann

Online Community Engagement Manager

Meera Vijayann is a freelance journalist based in Washington, D.C. She holds a Master's in Communications with a specialization in journalism from the University of Leeds. In 2016, she was elected a Global Journalism Fellow by the University of Toronto's Munk School of Global Affairs. Prior to joining SJN, she led online communications for Ashoka, and spent several years covering social development and gender rights in India. Her work has been featured in The Guardian, Forbes, CBC, Open Democracy, and other outlets.
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Holly Wise

Director of Journalism School Engagement

Holly Wise

Director of Journalism School Engagement

Holly Wise is a journalism lecturer at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas, where she teaches advanced news writing and multimedia courses, and introduced a solutions journalism course. In 2015, she launched the Texas State Global News Team, which provides mass communication students with international service learning study abroad programs. She is the founder of VoiceBox Media, a news production company that recruits university students to produce rigorous coverage of social problems and how communities solve them. She earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism and master’s degree in mass communication from Murray State University.

Email me about teaching solutions journalism in a J-School setting, and our J-School partners.

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David Boardman

Chair

David Boardman

Chair

David Boardman is Dean of the School of Media and Communication at Temple University in Philadelphia. Previously, he was Executive Editor and Senior Vice President of The Seattle Times, the largest news organization in the Pacific Northwest.
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David Bornstein

David Bornstein

David Bornstein, SJN’s co-founder and CEO, is a journalist and author who focuses on social innovation. He co-authors the “Fixes” column in the New York Times “Opinionator” section, which explores and analyzes potential solutions to major social problems.
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Dean Furbush

Chair Audit Committee

Dean Furbush

Chair Audit Committee

Dean Furbush is the former CEO of ScrollMotion, Inc., a New York-based technology firm. From 2007 to 2012, Dean served as President of College Summit, a non-profit organization that increases college enrollment and college success for students in low-income high schools, by transforming high school culture.
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Susan Davis

Vice Chair

Susan Davis

Vice Chair

Susan Davis is an author, public speaker and a civil society thought leader on social entrepreneurship and sustainable development. For the last decade, Davis was the co-founder, President and CEO of BRAC USA, an independent North American affiliate of the anti-poverty development organization begun in Bangladesh
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Nathalie Kylander

Nathalie Kylander

Nathalie Kylander is a managing director of the Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation, an SJN funder. A biochemist, an MBA, and a PhD, she has worked extensively in both the private and social sectors over the course of her 30-year career, becoming one of the world’s leading experts on nonprofit brand management.
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Barnaby Marsh

Barnaby Marsh

Barnaby Marsh is the co-founder of Saint Partners, and has privately advised many of the world’s most generous individuals on how to achieve greater philanthropic impact. For many years, he worked with the late investing pioneer Sir John Templeton to develop novel philanthropic strategies, and was a key creativity leader in the development of the $3 billion John Templeton Foundation. He currently holds visiting appointments at Harvard University and at the Princeton Institute for Advanced Study, and is co-author of the forthcoming book How Luck Happens (Dutton, 2018).
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Courtney Martin

Courtney Martin

Courtney Martin, an SJN co-founder, is an author, blogger, and speaker. Her most recent book, The New Better Off: Reinventing the American Dream, published last fall.
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Tina Rosenberg

Tina Rosenberg

Tina Rosenberg, an SJN co-founder, is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author. She co-authors the “Fixes” column in the New York Times “Opinionator” section. She is a former editorial writer for the New York Times and a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine.
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Trabian Shorters

Trabian Shorters

Trabian Shorters is a social entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in diverse fields including national service, technology, non-profit, philanthropy and social entrepreneurship. In 2011, he launched BMe Community, which builds caring and prosperous communities inspired by black men.
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Dominic Rovano (Advisor)

Dominic Rovano (Advisor)

Dominic Rovano serves in an advisory role to the Finance and Audit Committee of Solutions Journalism Network. He is a member of the American Society of CPAs and the New York State Society of CPAs, serving as Vice Chairman of the NYSSCPA Employee Benefits Committee.
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Catherine Cheney

San Francisco/Bay Area Coordinator

Catherine Cheney

San Francisco/Bay Area Coordinator

I'm also the West Coast correspondent for Devex, the media platform for the global development community. I think the more complex the problem, the more critical the need for solutions journalism; and love applying the approach to challenges as daunting as the Sustainable Development Goals.
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Nina Fasciaux

Paris Coordinator

Nina Fasciaux

Paris Coordinator

Graduating from 3A School of Business and Development, Nina was first involved professionally in humanitarian work as a trainer and manager in France and abroad. Her research in the field questioning engagement and altruism conducted her to work as an editor, writing articles. From 2011 to 2015, she worked in Russia as the web chief editor of a French newspaper. She's now based in France and works as a freelancer on several projects, including trainings on solutions journalism and Media decoding. She's also a part of the editorial team of the Positive Economy Forum, the movie production company Calt Production and the web magazine We Explore. She's still writing for slow journalism titles, and gives writing workshops for young people. She is also supporting the famous French explorer and scientist Jean Malaurie in his projects with Inuits in Russia.
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Michaela Haas

Los Angeles Coordinator

Michaela Haas

Los Angeles Coordinator

Michaela Haas, PhD, is a reporter, coach, and author of Bouncing Forward: The Art and Science of Cultivating Resilience (Atria/Enliven, 2015) and Dakini Power (Shambhala, 2013). Since the age of 16, she has worked as a reporter in TV and print, in Europe, Asia, and the US.
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Ruksana Hussain

Los Angeles Coordinator

Ruksana Hussain

Los Angeles Coordinator

Ruksana Hussain is a journalist, editor and writer based in Los Angeles. She works with local and national print and online media covering diverse beats and subjects. Find her at www.RuksanaWrites.com and Twitter @RuksanaWrites
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Mpindi Abaas

Kampala Coordinator

Mpindi Abaas

Kampala Coordinator

Mpindi Abaas is the CEO and Founder of the Media Challenge Initiative (MCI), a youth driven non-profit building the next generation of journalists. Under MCI, Mpindi opened a Media Academy, with a TV and Radio studio accelerator space for training journalism students who don’t have access to practical facilities in their universities. He also founded the first ever journalism fellowship program; an aggressive multimedia journalism training program awarded to the best 25 students from the Inter-University Media Challenge.He is passionate about solutions and impact journalism that bring hope to the world. Mpindi is a 2017 Young Emerging Leaders Program Fellow, a 2018 Tony Elumelu Entrepreneur and was recently selected among 200 African young leaders to join the the inaugural 2018 Obama Foundation Leaders-Africa Program.  

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Alison Krupnick

Seattle Coordinator

Alison Krupnick

Seattle Coordinator

Alison Krupnick has worked at the intersection of government, the non-profit realm, and media as a diplomat, economic development professional, education reporter, writer, editor, and communications consultant.
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David Lippoff

Portland Coordinator

David Lippoff

Portland Coordinator

I spent 21 years in broadcast journalism as a television reporter, producer and news director, and another 14 years managing ABC and CBS television stations prior to retirement.
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Gregory Scruggs

Seattle Coordinator

Gregory Scruggs

Seattle Coordinator

Gregory Scruggs writes about cities and culture. He is a senior correspondent at Citiscope and his work has appeared in the New York Times, Salon, VICE, Next City, MTV, The Fader, The Stranger, Seattle Weekly, and Remezcla.
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Sandi Villareal

DC Coordinator

Sandi Villareal

DC Coordinator

Sandi Villarreal is Web Editor & Chief Digital Officer for Sojourners, where she runs the online publication, editing and reporting on social justice issues. Sandi has spent the past 12 years working in journalism, publishing, and digital media.

The Story Fellowship offers professional development in the digital humanities for nine fellows to engage with Solutions Journalism Network and its resources. Fellows vet stories for high-caliber, solutions-focused journalism for SJN’s database—the Solutions Story Tracker. Fellows track, analyze, and report problem-solving trends under specific beat topics. Applying a solutions-lens, the Fellows glean expertise and produce knowledge collections that show how different communities are successfully responding to the world’s social, economic, and environmental problems. These resources equip strategic thinkers, students, journalists, policy makers, grant-funders, and community leaders with ideas that work, and fuel the pipeline for advantageous applications of solutions around the world.

This Fellowship is a paid position, requiring a commitment of 10-hours per week for 13 months (starting in January). Working professionals, undergraduate and graduate students from a variety of disciplines are welcome to apply. Application for the 2019-2020 Story Fellowship opens in September 2018. Click here to receive an email alert when the application opens.

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Leslie Cory

Environment & Agriculture Story Fellow

Leslie Cory

Environment & Agriculture Story Fellow

Leslie Cory is a multimedia journalist and communications specialist based in Denver, Colorado. Her past work has focused on international environmental awareness and impact as well as the juxtaposition of public and personal identity surrounding issues such as social justice, human rights, and policing. Her work and contributions have appeared in Fusion, Huffington Post, Civil Beat, Wild Magazine, and The Bubble. Over the last 5 years, Leslie has worked with organizations including the Investigative Reporting Program, Camp4 Collective, Africa Media, Earth Soul Productions, Big West Productions, and Real Media SLC. She graduated from University of California, Davis in 2013 with bachelors degrees in communication and psychology and later completed her master’s candidacy in journalism at UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism in 2017.
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Serena Deutch

Community & Economic Development Story Fellow

Serena Deutch

Community & Economic Development Story Fellow

Serena Deutch has a passion for learning and working in the field of social entrepreneurship. She is currently studying Human and Organizational Development at Vanderbilt University, where an alternative spring break trip initiated her interest in urban and community development. After spending a summer working for an NGO in South America and a semester working for Social Enterprise UK in London, she is excited to contribute to another mission-driven organization.
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Maria Esquinca

Human Rights Story Fellow

Maria Esquinca

Human Rights Story Fellow

Maria Esquinca is an M.F.A. poetry student at the University of Miami. She was born in Mexico and grew up in El Paso, TX. She recently graduated from the Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and was an Ethics and Excellence fellow with News 21 where she was able to travel across the US-Mexico border and report on water contamination. Her past internships include the New York Times Student Journalism Institute, and Crain's Detroit Business. She hopes to one day start her own media company.
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Areeba Haider

Human Services Story Fellow

Areeba Haider

Human Services Story Fellow

Areeba Haider is a senior at the University of Michigan; she will graduate in 2018 with a major in public policy and a minor in writing. She has served as a senior editor for the Michigan Daily and as a writing consultant at the Sweetland Writing Center. Throughout her academic career, she has been fascinated with questions of systematic inequality and discovering comprehensive approaches to social issues. Driven by this core interest, she completed internships on Capitol Hill and at the Obama Foundation, where she gained two important perspectives on “solution-making” in the United States. As a Story Fellow, she is most excited to uncover solutions-based journalism on the issues that matter to her most.
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Megan Kamerick

Public Safety Story Fellow

Megan Kamerick

Public Safety Story Fellow

Megan Kamerick is an award-winning journalist and radio producer based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She has worked as a business reporter and editor at the San Antonio Business Journal, New Orleans CityBusiness and the New Mexico Business Weekly. Megan is currently the host of Morning Edition on KUNM in Albuquerque and a correspondent for New Mexico PBS, where she previously was previously a producer for two shows, “New Mexico in Focus” as well as “Public Square,” which was funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. She has produced stories for National Public Radio, Latino USA, Marketplace, Capital & Main, The Bottom Line podcast, Pacific Content and Serious Eats. Megan is the former president of the Journalism & Women Symposium, which helped inform her TED talk on women and media. She is also a TED speaker coach. She currently serves on the board of Good Radio Shows Inc. and the Society of Professional Journalists-Rio Grande Chapter.
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Aidan Noble-Goodman

Health Story Fellow

Aidan Noble-Goodman

Health Story Fellow

Aidan Noble-Goodman is majoring in Health and Wellness Promotion at University of North Carolina, Asheville and plans to pursue a Master of Nursing in midwifery in the future. She is a certified emergency medical technician and has worked in hospitals both in the surgery department and as a phlebotomist. Aidan’s career goals include working to improve women’s healthcare access and delivery in the developing world. In 2016, she volunteered at a medical clinic in Guatemala, and she also volunteered in a hospital in Punjab, India, where she studied abroad as a sophomore in high school. When she isn’t studying or hanging out with friends, Aidan is hiking with her dog, rock climbing or practicing yoga.
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Marie von Hafften

Public Affairs Story Fellow

Marie von Hafften

Public Affairs Story Fellow

Originally from Alaska, Marie joins SJN after working as a production assistant on a ColumbiaX massive open online course about the history of investigative journalism. She researched and wrote about gender issues in conflict-affected countries for UN Women and covered market-driven solutions to poverty for Mercy Corps' Global Envision blog. As an AmeriCorps member, she coordinated the efforts of more than 170 volunteers at Thin Air Community Radio in Spokane, Washington. Marie holds a M.I.A. from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs and a B.A. in Anthropology from Whitman College.
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Mike Yates

Arts, Culture, & Social Sciences Story Fellow

Mike Yates

Arts, Culture, & Social Sciences Story Fellow

Mike Yates is a co-founder of WAYO-LP in Rochester, New York and currently holds the position of Station Manager. In addition, he is a visual artist whose work has been exhibited in Upstate New York and Canada. Mike currently works at Visual Studies Workshop and Monroe Community College and has previously been employed by the George Eastman Museum, the Library of Congress, and the Smithsonian Institution.
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Emma Zehner

Education Story Fellow

Emma Zehner

Education Story Fellow

Emma currently works on the marketing and communications team at Vera Solutions, a global social enterprise. She recently graduated from Williams College with a BA in English and American Studies. Before joining Vera, she interned at DataHaven, a non-profit in New Haven, CT and several publications including the Branford Eagle and Slate.
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SJN'S CRITERIA FOR GOOD SOLUTIONS JOURNALISM:
  • Can be character-driven, but focuses in-depth on a response to a problem and how the response works in meaningful detail
  • Focuses on effectiveness, not good intentions, presenting available evidence of results
  • Discusses the limitations of the approach
  • Seeks to provide insight that others can use

Hearing from Hub members is the best part of our day after coffee.

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Collections are versatile, powerful and simple to create. From a customized course reader to an action-guide for an upcoming service-learning trip, collections illuminate themes, guide inquiry, and provide context for how people around the world are responding to social challenges.

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Add stories to your collection from your list of Favorites below, or add stories directly to a collection from Search or Discover. Anytime you see the collection icon you can add a story. Just click the icon and follow the instructions on your screen.

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This is a powerful feature to provide context and additional information to enhance your collection. Add a link to a relevant website, and a short description about how the resource relates to your collection.

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If you come across a story you want to add to a collection, click the Collection icon and follow the instructions on your screen.

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Photo Credits: Almudena Toral; Gabe Hernandez/Corpus Christi Caller-Times; Cody Pope; Matt Stokes

All other photos are licensed under Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike 2.0 Generic Creative Commons license, and are credited to the following photographers: Rowan El Shimi; Samuele Arcidiacono; Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum 2017 © DW/H. W. Lamberz

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