Solutions journalism, which is rigorous reporting on what works to solve social problems, is gathering steam nationally and has a longstanding presence in the Seattle media landscape. How did three journalists working in different mediums in newsrooms large, small, and entirely independent on three very different topics manage to pitch, research, fund, report, write, edit, and publish a successful solutions-style story? And what was the impact of their stories? Join the Solutions Journalism Network Puget Sound Chapter and hear from Anna Boiko-Weyrauch about the opioid crisis podcast Finding Fixes, Vianna Davila from The Seattle Times’ Project Homeless, and Jill Wasberg of the International Examiner, which recently reported on Vancouver, BC’s Chinatown and lessons for the International District.
We’ve lined up these three speakers and each presentation will be limited to ten minutes followed by a short Q&A with each presenter. Once we’ve heard from them, we’ll host a conversation with the whole room (yes, that means we’ll want you to participate — don’t be alarmed!) Come ready to with a story or issue you’d like to tackle from a solutions lens, and gain practical advice about how to do so.
Refreshments and a light meal provided. Thanks to Hive Media Lab for hosting and ONA Seattle for coordinating the monthly event series.