From the Blog

    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.
    Our latest resource--The Editor's Toolkit--launches next Tuesday. Join us for a lunchtime webinar on Wednesday to talk through it.
    In this week's edition, how diversity is being recognized and supported in American classrooms; and reinforcing local economies.
    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.
    This week's edition of The Solutions Three: From Sonoma to Berlin, what's working in initiatives to keep housing affordable for all.
    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.
    Three solutions stories focused on women's health and equality: Colorado's success reducing teenage pregnancy, Canada's reduction of campus sexual assaults, and rural India's empowerment of young girls through sports.
    This week in "The Whole Story (in an Instant)," we’re featuring Monica Campbell, the Global Nation editor and reporter for Public Radio International's The World.
    How can journalism help create a better world? Where do you see solutions journalism in ten years? What kind of stories and information can help the world self-correct? What's your vision for a better journalism?
    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!
    One of our Health Engine reporters from PRI's The World dives into a behind-the-scenes look at her coverage of diabetes among immigrant communities in the U.S.
    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.
    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