Do Kickass Journalism By Focusing on Solutions, Not Just Problems

  • Friday – 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
  • Rhythms II + III - 2nd Floor | Sheraton
  • #ONA19SolJourno

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

NB: Participants, including staff journalists, students and freelancers, are eligible to apply for up to $1,000 in travel funds to help cover the costs of reporting a solutions-focused story


Linda Shaw - Western Region Manager, Solutions Journalism Network
@LShawTalk |

Rachel Dissell - Senior Investigative Reporter, The Plain Dealer
@RachelDissell |

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