1. I. Introduction (5m)
  2. II. The Essentials of Teaching Solutions Journalism (60m)
  3. III. Teaching Solutions Journalism as a Module (15m)
  4. IV. Customized Approaches to Teaching Solutions Journalism (25m)
  5. V. Resources (45m)

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Syllabi and Course Materials

Here are the syllabi and other materials for full-semester solutions journalism courses. They lay out an in-depth approach for a standalone course that supports the development in your students of both a deep understanding of solutions journalism and how to practice it. The sections described here can be abridged and incorporated as a module in other journalism courses.

Addressing Violence Through Solutions-Oriented Reporting (Jim MacMillan, Temple University)

Solutions Journalism (Kim Walsh-Childers, University of Florida)

Here are syllabi and other course materials that serve as exapmles of how to create solutions journalism modules which fit within a larger journalism course.

Intermediate Reporting (Maureen West, Arizona State University)

Crafting a problem-solutions statement (Jean Holstege, Arizona State University)

This Lego Kit contains the building blocks you need to build a solutions journalism course, including key lessons, lecture topics, exercises, discussions, and assignments. If you want an easy takeaway download, it essentially regurgitates what's already been covered in this toolkit. The Lego Kit is a couple years old now, and is the result of a convergence of professors and the Network’s founders who spent a day conceptualizing and creating this outline.

Sources: Professors and Students