From the Blog

    With 2014 drawing to a close, we bring you a compilation of our favorite solutions-oriented stories.
    A Texas newspaper launches a solutions-based series that explores the roots of the region's emerging water crisis -- and potential responses.
    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?
    A Seattle Times audience survey asks: Do readers notice solutions stories? Do they care? The early returns are intriguing.
    Besides controversial quarantines, what are the other optimal measures that we should use against deadly infectious diseases like ebola?
    Avoiding "hero worship" doesn't mean you have to avoid character-driven stories. Story Fund winner Jean Friedman-Rudovsky on how solutions journalism allows us to move toward a fuller concept of character.
    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.
    Moral parables framed in a positive light (George Washington cutting down the cherry tree) are more effective than those framed negatively (Pinocchio). What can journalists learn from this insight?
    Our new blog series addresses the ways in which race, class, gender, and a host of other intersections affect how we think about and cover responses to social problems.
    In a national survey, solutions journalism proves its power to engage audiences. Can your story do that?
    Update: Watch a free, one-hour interactive webinar from the Solutions Journalism Network and Poynter's News University
    Six months in, here's what we've learned from our "Education Lab" partnership with The Seattle Times
    Attention health journalists: The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and SJN are supporting projects that surface emerging responses.
    SJN's partnership with the Seattle Times has launched! The goal: to change the conversation about public education.