Do Kickass Journalism By Focusing on Solutions, Not Just Problems

Presented at ONA19
September 11, 2019
More from this event →

Using journalism to expose a problem is righteous, but rehashing well-understood issues can instead fuel news fatigue. Solutions journalism offers a way forward: by reporting on promising solutions, reporters can eliminate excuses for inaction and drive those in power to tackle the problem at hand.

This session is designed for:

  • Anyone who would like to better understand the principles of solutions journalism
  • Newsrooms interested in the hard news and reader engagement benefits of solutions-focused storytelling
  • Reporters who would like to enhance their beats and connect with readers and viewers

Speakers

Linda Shaw
Western Region Manager, Solutions Journalism Network
Susan Smith Richardson
CEO, Center for Public Integrity
Rachel Dissell
Senior Investigative Reporter, The Plain Dealer

Related Resources

ONA19

CrowdTangle Trends Report: How Is Local News Performing on Facebook in 2019?

  • Amber Burgess
  • Emily Ristow
  • Heather Ciras
  • Glen Hale

This event is presented by Facebook Be the first to see CrowdTangle’s U.S. Local News Trends Report, an analysis of how local news is performing on Facebook so far in 2019. This...

ONA19

Explaining the Explainer: How to Make Videos that Resonate

  • Imaeyen Ibanga
  • Versha Sharma
  • Valerie Lapinski

You watch video. You love video. But do you know how to make a good video? For organizations that publish direct to platforms, watch time and views are the central indicators of...

ONA19

We Built a Product Team in One Year: Here’s Everything We Learned

  • Jessica Morrison
  • Amanda Yarnell
  • Becca Aaronson
  • Alison Go

Newsroom product teams harness audience insights and technology to develop business strategies that are nimble and sustainable. But that doesn’t mean media companies must become...