J-School Curriculum Builder
In this semester-long television news course, following a pitch meeting during week 8, students are assigned to a multimedia journalism team with peers enrolled in a complementary course. Each team researches and develops an original solutions journalism piece. This section is based on her approach. We encourage you to adapt it for your needs and share the results with us so we can include them in updates of this toolkit.
Intermediate Television News (Theresa de los Santos, Pepperdine)
“When a visual reporter has vivid on-camera interviews and b-roll that shows ground-level responders working through a solution, the impact can be quite powerful.”
“So often today, reporting can be so negative, focusing on fear and anger, two emotions that our industry wrongfully believes attracts viewers. But solutions journalism does the opposite; it can lead to real change in our communities and appeals to our hope in humanity and our belief in the ability to change things for the better.”