From the Blog

    With support from the Solutions Journalism Network, Taunya English reported on Chicago’s success boosting human papillomavirus vaccine coverage. Her story aired on “The Pulse” in Philadelphia on August 3. Here, she takes us through her approach to writing this sojo piece.
    The simple question, “Is there a solutions angle here?” can quickly turn an editorial conversation toward a richer and more productive news strategy.
    This fall, we'll be rolling out a series of events in the Bay Area. Join us for the first conversation on September 9.
    One way to facilitate the uptake of solutions journalism into the newsroom is to identify other editors or writers who can encourage colleagues to systematically ask, “Is there a solutions angle to this story? Who’s doing it better?”
    Here we lay out the top three misunderstandings about solutions journalism and why they don’t hold water.
    For the next several weeks, we’ll be highlighting some sections of The Editor's Toolkit. Where possible, we’ll illustrate how to implement certain learnings with examples from actual newsrooms.
    This week in our series featuring journalists answering the big questions on media--what's the purpose of journalism? Does it work?--we interview Greg Barnes, Sunday Editor for the Fayetteville Observer.
    Today we proudly launch the newest addition to our growing arsenal of resources for media makers: The Editor's Toolkit.
    This week in our series featuring journalists answering the big questions on media--what's the purpose of journalism? Does it work?--we interview John Higgins, reporter for the Seattle Times' Education Lab.
    We've compiled 5 great examples of solutions journalism on video on varying topics, some short, some long, but all taking a look at what's working, and how people are responding to widely-shared challenges. Enjoy!
    In 60 seconds or less, what's your vision for a better journalism? Today we’re featuring Liz Goodwin, a reporter for Yahoo! News who reports on criminal justice issues.
    Michael Hobbes writes about development--and the problem with how journalists cover it. We interview him about his latest piece on labor policies in developing nations.
    As part of SJN's Health Engine, journalist Stephanie O'Neill discusses how she tackled reporting from a solutions angle for her story on a unique LAPD unit that pairs police officers with mental health clinicians.
    What's your vision for a better journalism (in 60 seconds or less)? Today in The Whole Story (in an Instant) we're featuring LA Times health care reporter Noam Levey.
    SJN presents two major new collaborations with great papers: The Boston Globe and the Detroit Free Press.
    We're launching our lunchtime webinar series, a monthly conversation that will focus on topics pertinent to journalists from all beats and types of publications. First webinar is on July 8. Register here!
    As Education Lab reaches the end of its second year, we look at what kind of an impact solutions reporting on education has had on the Seattle Times and within the community.
    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.
    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?
    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
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