Do Kickass Journalism By Focusing on Solutions, Not Just Problems

Using journalism to expose a problem is righteous, but rehashing well-understood issues can instead fuel news fatigue. Solutions journalism offers a way forward: by reporting on promising solutions, reporters can eliminate excuses for inaction and drive those in power to tackle the problem at hand.

This session is designed for:

  • Anyone who would like to better understand the principles of solutions journalism
  • Newsrooms interested in the hard news and reader engagement benefits of solutions-focused storytelling
  • Reporters who would like to enhance their beats and connect with readers and viewers


Linda Shaw
Western Region Manager, Solutions Journalism Network
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Susan Smith Richardson
CEO, Center for Public Integrity
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Rachel Dissell
Senior Investigative Reporter, The Plain Dealer
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