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From insight to impact: a free Solutions Journalism Guide: an introduction for newsrooms and journalists


From insight to impact: a free Solutions Journalism Guide: an introduction for newsrooms and journalists

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Kiril Stoimenov — Marketing and Communications Manager
August 02, 2023

Explore the transformative news reporting style that goes beyond problems and inspires real action.

Many people are seeking a different kind of journalism – one that not only emphasises problems but also delivers innovative solutions that people are implementing to address them. Let us introduce you to the world of Solutions Journalism!

With the Solutions Journalism Guide, a comprehensive resource created by the European Journalism Centre, we will explore the concept of solutions journalism and why it matters. So, let's do a quick overview of how solutions journalism can empower both journalists and readers to become voices of change!

What is Solutions Journalism?

Rigorous and evidence-based reporting that primarily focuses on responses to societal problems. We define solutions journalism as a practice that investigates and explains, in a critical and clear-eyed way, how people try to solve widely shared problems. While journalists usually define news as what's gone wrong, solutions journalism tries to expand this notion by emphasising that what works is also newsworthy. By adding rigorous, evidence-based coverage of solutions, journalists can tell the whole story.

Insights that go beyond inspiration!

Solutions Journalism doesn't just offer feel-good stories; it provides actionable insights that can help you and your community handle pressing issues. So, if you want to switch the surface-level inspiration with meaningful knowledge click here and download the full guide!

Backed by persistent evidence

Discover the craft of evidence-based journalism! Solutions Journalism is all about providing you with data and qualitative results, so you can see for yourself the effectiveness (or lack thereof) of solutions. No more relying on unclear intentions; this is journalism you can trust.

"The primary goal of solutions journalism is not to make people feel good, although it's great impact when that happens. Its goal is to inform people better". 

-- Nina Fasciaux, Director, Partnerships & Fellowships, Solutions Journalism Network

Embracing limitations and avoiding hype

Solutions Journalism discusses the limitations of responses, driving clear of the hype. You deserve the full picture, and that's precisely what you'll get!

We have made a guide for you to introduce you to the basic principles and the do's and don’ts. If you're ready to dive into solutions journalism and empower yourself and your community, click the button below to access the guide!


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