In the first episode of series five, we speak to two freelance journalists about solutions journalism, the part of journalism which seeks to offer responses to challenges in society rather than simply reporting the problem.
Julia Hotz, community manager at the Solutions Journalism Network, and Laura Oliver who recently reported on the rise of solutions journalism, discuss how solutions journalism can be incorporated into everyday reporting.
Laura Oliver https://lauraoliverfreelance.com/
Freelance Journalism Assembly https://journalismassembly.com/
Freelance Journalism Assembly free summer conference https://journalismassembly.com/conference/
The Elements of Journalism by Bill Kovach and Tom Rosenstiel https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/232324/the-elements-of-journalism-revised-and-updated-3rd-edition-by-bill-kovach-and-tom-rosenstiel/
Solutions Journalism Network (SJN) https://www.solutionsjournalism.org/
Training and webinars from SJN https://www.solutionsjournalism.org/hub/get-trained
SJN Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/solutionsjournalismhub/
Laura’s Reuters report on media and journalism trends in the global south
Examples of Jules’s reporting on loneliness and solutions journalism
Reuters report (2019) showing high news avoidance in the UK due to perceived negativity https://reutersinstitute.politics.ox.ac.uk/sites/default/files/2019-06/DNR_2019_FINAL_0.pdf
Laura reporting on solutions journalism outside the global north for Reuters https://reutersinstitute.politics.ox.ac.uk/risj-review/what-solutions-journalism-can-bring-news-media-global-south
Inkline, an international media platform focused on solutions journalism https://the-inkline.com/
European Journalism Centre https://www.ejc.net/