Archangel Michael, in messages through Linda Dillon, channel for the Council of Love, has asked us editors on the Golden Age of Gaia to post the issues but also solutions.
This group below is doing just that.
Solutions Journalism Network: Transforming news is critical to building a more equitable and sustainable world.
The Solutions Journalism Network is leading a global shift in journalism, focused on what the news misses most often: how people are trying to solve problems and what we can learn from their successes or failures.
Solutions journalism flips the focus from the problem onto what’s being done to make things right.
It asks the question:
What is Solutions Journalism?
Rigorous and compelling reporting about responses to social problems, which includes these key elements:
Research shows that when news reveals what’s working (or promising), it elevates the tone of public discourse, making it less divisive and more constructive, allows communities to see better options, and builds agency and hope.
This leads to meaningful change.
Key elements of solutions journalism include: examining a response and how it works, showing evidence of effectiveness, discussing limitations, and surfacing insights to spur innovation.
As a network builder, our approach includes:
- Supporting entrepreneurial actors to drive the spread of solutions journalism across diverse networks of journalists, producers, educators, and other media professionals
- Providing training and financial support to journalists and newsrooms to catalyze solutions reporting
- Gathering solutions reporting from around the world and disseminating stories and insight
Founded in 2013 by award-winning journalists David Bornstein, Tina Rosenberg and Courtney Martin, SJN’s network includes:
- 47,000 journalists trained and using SJN tools
- A searchable database with a selection of solutions stories from 1,900 news organizations
- 100 partner journalism schools
- 8 institutional training partners in North America, Europe, Africa and Latin America
- Fellows and certified solutions journalism trainers in 40 countries
Solutions journalism investigates and explains, in a critical and clear-eyed way, how people try to solve widely shared problems.
While journalists usually define news as “what’s gone wrong,” solutions journalism tries to expand that definition:
Responses to problems are also newsworthy.
By adding rigorous coverage of solutions, journalists can tell the whole story.
Solutions journalism complements and strengthens coverage of problems.
Done well, solutions stories provide valuable insights that help communities with the difficult work of tackling problems like homelessness or climate change, skyrocketing housing prices or low voter turnout.
By revealing what has worked, such stories have led to meaningful change.
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