From the Blog

    Claudia Rowe's reporting on the striking turnaround of one Seattle school prompted a rallying response to keep the key to its success (its new IB program) funded beyond an upcoming expiration date. In this Q&A, Rowe discusses how to craft galvanizing solutions journalism with an implicit call to action.
    In the latest issue of our weekly newsletter, a center for victims of rape is fighting impunity in Somalia, Santa Fe is seeing success from its drastic water use pricing system, and peer-counselors in Detroit are boosting breastfeeding among black mothers.
    We're bringing you the actual voices of a reporter, editor, and engagement editor from The Seattle Times, to hear firsthand the process behind a solutions-oriented series on Pre-K education.
    How one county in Wisconsin managed to buck both state and national trends by significantly decreasing its rates of binge drinking, even while the state saw a rise in heavy drinking rates.
    The latest issue of our weekly newsletter highlights an aggregation of environmental success stories, the promising results of a program helping distressed families in low-income communities, and a nonprofit working to expand upon what sex education actually teaches.
    In this week's issue of "The Solutions Three," we're highlighting how websites are making legal services more affordable and transparent, how banking programs are succeeding in the developing world, and how education reform in Maine and NH may serve as a model for Vermont.
    It's been an exciting year at Solutions Journalism Network. Our newly-released Annual Report details our initiatives and impact in 2014, as well as some sneak peeks into our plans for 2015.
    In this week's newsletter highlighting great solutions journalism, we're featuring a look into Modi's ambitious public health campaign, a new approach to college education in Boston, and how a battery-power plant is helping keep the electricity grid stable in Germany.
    How can communities interrupt cycles of violence, heal victims of trauma, and keep families safe? We're launching a new effort to catalyze reporting on violence prevention and reduction.
    In this week's issue of "The Solutions Three," we're highlighting a 2-part video series on how one city cut its homicide rate by 62% in five years, how a school district can close schools without tons of controversy, and how home-visit nursing programs are successfully lowering the infant mortality rate.
    March 23 is World Tuberculosis Day. Where are the success stories and what can we learn from their approach in fighting this deadly disease?
    In this week's issue of "The Solutions Three," we're featuring an investigation into why AA fails and what alternative treatments programs are doing better, why LAPD's mental health evaluation unit is a model for the nation, and how Minnesota is repairing and reenvisioning its water and sewage system in the face of climate change.
    WWNO’s Eve Troeh and Jesse Hardman discuss their approach to reporting “Delta Blues,” a 3-part solutions series that compares how the Mekong River Delta and the Mississippi River Delta are dealing with climate-related water management issues.
    The most recent issue of our weekly newsletter features meaty reporting on a methadone clinic in Dar es Salaam, how Lagos is doing pretty well considering the rest of Nigeria's turmoil, and how one LA-based reentry organization is helping women successfully readjust to life outside prison walls.
    At a Seattle Times solutions event, teachers told stories of challenges, perseverance, and victories — and changed the way people thought about schools.
    The third issue of our weekly newsletter features the rehabilitative power of special veterans courts, how a Wyoming juvenile facility is giving a solid tech education to its young residents, and how OneGoal is helping low-income, low-performing students succeed in high school and college.
    The second issue of our weekly newsletter features European governments and clerics taking preventive action against radical Islam's spread, Las Vegas police learning how to deescalate and reducing unjustified shootings, and a New Jersey city that is basically giving away plots of land to hopeful couples.
    This week, we launched "The Solutions Three": our weekly newsletter highlighting some of our favorite solutions stories across the media landscape. Our goal with the newsletter is to celebrate the journalists and publications doing fantastic reporting on responses to social problems.
    The temperatures might venture into the negatives on Thursday in New York (ack!), but not everything is so negative. This week, we're highlighting a section from the Solutions Journalism Toolkit focusing on positive deviants--places where data outcomes are better than expected. Check it out! (Scarves not included.)
    This week, we're featuring our section on how to interview for a solutions story from our 48-page Solutions Journalism Toolkit. It's a true must-read as you prep for your next interview.
    People from 96 countries have downloaded the Solutions Journalism Toolkit. And we're revamping our newsletter--update your preferences so you get the news you need about the solutions you want.
    WWNO's three-part series surfaces solutions on rising waters in Mississippi and Vietnam -- and encourages a two-way flow of innovation.
    How can a solutions story cover something that's considered a failure? In a way that makes society stronger. Check out this fantastic section on "Failure," highlighted from our Solutions Journalism Toolkit.
    Looking to bring a solutions focus to your beat? Our new toolkit is free to download and contains everything you need to write critical, clear-eyed reporting about responses to social problems.
    What kind of feedback is likely to enhance or diminish society’s capacity to solve problems?
    With 2014 drawing to a close, we bring you a compilation of our favorite solutions-oriented stories.
    A call to journalists as racial bias and police use of force spark national debate: Where are the solutions stories that need to be told?
    When the media actually reflects back the world as it is — horrible and beautiful, tragic and smart, corrupt and innovative — then individual people will feel the desperation that surrounds us all, but also the potential for transformation.
    A recent study shows that a lot of World Bank research goes unread. It's likely that, among those forgotten reports, are valuable sources of knowledge about what works to solve development problems.
    Update: Watch a free, one-hour interactive webinar from the Solutions Journalism Network and Poynter's News University