Contents
  1. I. Introduction (10m)
  2. II. Making the Case (20m)
  3. III. Practicing Solutions Journalism (30m)
  4. IV. Case Study: The Montgomerey Advertiser (20m)
  5. V. Solutions for the Most Common Stumbling Blocks (40m)
Resources

Editor Toolkit

Introduction

In our experience, it’s the institutionalization of solutions journalism in newsroom practice that can be the hardest part of all. Once you’ve sold the idea, how do you actually start doing solutions journalism consistently and sustainably? How do you lead the organizational, strategic, and cultural shifts that can create a foundation for practice change?

This section is designed to give you some practical ideas for changing newsroom culture, launching solutions coverage in the newsroom, and organizing solutions reporting teams. You’ll learn how to get your newsroom staff started on solutions journalism and how to build toward integration of the approach across your coverage.

Practicing Solutions Journalism

Changing Culture