In its first year, the Great Salt Lake Collaborative has collected stories—print, video, and audio—from newsrooms about the lake, funded more in-depth investigations, hosted in-person events like library panels and archaeological tours, and engaged its audience with Q&A surveys and a creative anthology.
Solutions Journalism Network Audience Impact Tracking Guide can help your newsroom articulate and track the impact you intend to generate among audiences and communities with solutions journalism stories.
What if journalists covered controversial issues differently — based on how humans actually behave when they are polarized and suspicious? As politicians have become more polarized, we have increasingly allowed ourselves to be used by demagogues on both sides of the aisle, amplifying their insults instead of exposing their motivations. But what else can we do with conflict, besides letting it sit? We’re not advocates, and we shouldn’t be in the business of making people feel better. Our mission is not a diplomatic one. So what options does that leave?
The Solutions Story Tracker from the Solutions Journalism Network is a curated, searchable database of rigorous reporting about responses to social problems. It’s designed to help identify emerging ideas, approaches and patterns in social change around the world. Here are 10 Reasons Why Journalists Submit to the Solutions Story Tracker.