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Su guía única para desarrollar un periodismo de soluciones, aquel que informa de manera cautivante y minuciosa sobre las respuestas a los problemas sociales. Aquí comienza todo: desde encontrar ideas para escribir artículos excelentes, hasta hacer la pregunta perfecta en una entrevista o urdir una historia poderosa.

Empecemos con lo básico

2 hours

What You'll Learn: Los principios fundamentales del periodismo de soluciones. ¿Qué es? ¿Qué no es? ¿Por qué es importante? Y cómo desarrollarlo, desde la idea hasta la cobertura y el artículo terminado.

Who It's For: A los periodistas que quieran agregar impacto y rigor a cualquier tipo de periodismo.

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I. Introducción (30min)

Bienvenido

¿Cómo saber si es periodismo de soluciones?

¿Cómo saber que NO es periodismo de soluciones?

¿Por qué practicar el periodismo de soluciones?

¿Qué tipo de impacto puede tener el periodismo de soluciones?

¿Incluir el periodismo de soluciones en su flujo de trabajo?

II. Periodismo básico (60min)

Pasos a seguir para escribir una historia de soluciones

Introducción

Informar los fracasos educativamente

Fragmentos

Incorporar la perspectiva de soluciones a artículos cortos

El periodismo de soluciones y las investigaciones

Introducción

Las buenas historias de soluciones…

Cómo hacer entrevistas para una historia orientada a soluciones

Introducción

La creación de su discurso de venta

Cómo incorporar el enfoque de soluciones en su área de especialidad

III. Narración básica (30min)

Cómo armar la estructura de una historia orientada a soluciones

Tipo de historia: desviación positiva

Tipo de historia: una nueva y gran idea

Tipo de historia: un experimento en progreso

Tipo de historia: la transformación de un lugar

Héroes vs. personajes

Explore Our Issue Guides

Health guide

Health Guide

Health Guide

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I. Introduction (15min)

Welcome

When Should I Try a Solutions Approach?

Reporter Chalktalk: Brie Zeltner

II. Health Reporting (40min)

Introduction

Finding Solutions Stories

Slices

Evidence Introduction

Story Annotation

Evaluating Evidence

Data Resources

Positive Deviants

III. Health Storytelling (15min)

Health Storytelling

Story Annotation

Avoiding Advocacy

1 hour, 10 minutes

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN: How to use solutions reporting to enhance coverage of complex issues such as access to care, substance use disorder, and mental health treatment.

WHO IT'S FOR: Health reporters aiming to shift the lens on their beat.

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Education Guide

Education Guide

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I. Introduction (10min)

Welcome

Case Study

II. Education Reporting (65min)

Issues Introduction

Issue 1: The Performance Gap

Issue 2: School Choice

Issue 3: Early Childhood Education & Universal Pre-K

Issue 4: Standards & Testing

Issue 5: Teacher Evaluation & Training

Issue 6: Digital Learning

Issue 7: Higher Education

Evidence: Introduction

Using Data

Getting Inside Test Scores

Research Studies

Slices

III. Education Storytelling (10min)

Story Walkthrough

Reporter Q&A

1 hour, 25 minutes

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN: How to apply the solutions lens to the most pressing issues in public education, with a special focus on navigating complex evidence.

WHO IT'S FOR: Education beat reporters who want to raise the bar on their coverage.

Violence guide

Violence Guide

Violence Guide

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I. Introduction (10min)

Welcome

Case Study

II. Violence Reporting (40min)

Issues: Introduction

Issue: Childhood Trauma

Issue: Gun Violence

Issue: Mental Health

Issue: Police Use of Force

Issue: Domestic Violence

Issue: School Discipline

Slices

III. Violence Storytelling (10min)

Story Walkthrough

Reporter Q&A

1 hour

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN: How to reframe coverage of gun crime, sexual assault, detention, and more — with advice and examples from reporters in the trenches.

WHO IT'S FOR: Journalists ready to change their approach to reporting on crime.

Go Deeper

Collaborative playbook

Collaborative Playbook

Collaborative Playbook

Start

2 hours

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN: How to design an effective collaborative between/among news organizations, including how to surmount challenges such as editorial direction, spending decisions of shared funds and internal communications.

WHO IT'S FOR: Editors interested in designing a collaborative or working with other news organizations in a joint reporting initiative.

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J-School Curriculum Builder

J-School Curriculum Builder

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I. Introduction (5min)

Welcome

II. The Essentials of Teaching Solutions Journalism (60min)

What Solutions Journalism Is, and What It Is Not

The Case for Solutions Journalism

Doing Solutions Journalism to the Highest Standards

Identifying, Vetting and Reporting Solutions Stories

Organizing and Writing Solutions Stories

III. Teaching Solutions Journalism as a Module (15min)

Text Course: Maureen West, ASU

Broadcast Course: Theresa de los Santos, Pepperdine

IV. Customized Approaches to Teaching Solutions Journalism (25min)

Two-Week Online Course: Framing through Digital Narrative

Focus on Single Issue: Addressing Violence

Focus on Single Issue: Covering Addiction

Separate Courses Focusing on Content and Production

V. Resources (45min)

FAQ

Sources: Professors and Students

Syllabi and Course Materials

2 hours, 30 minutes

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN: How to teach solutions journalism in a J-School setting. How to construct lessons, from a single module to an entire semester's course, in the approach.

WHO IT'S FOR: J-School professors who want to teach solutions journalism.

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Editor Toolkit

Editor Toolkit

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I. Introduction (10min)

Welcome

Diagnostic: Is Your Newsroom Ready for Solutions Journalism?

II. Making the Case (20min)

Introduction

Anticipate and Head Off Misconceptions

Purposefully Build an Understanding of Solutions Journalism

Showcase the Benefits of Solutions Journalism

III. Practicing Solutions Journalism (30min)

Introduction

Changing Culture

Organizing Solutions Coverage in the Newsroom

Organizing Solutions Reporting Teams

IV. Case Study: The Montgomerey Advertiser (20min)

Institutionalizing Solutions Journalism in the Newsroom

Setting a Vision

Making the Change Accessible

Communicating the Change

V. Solutions for the Most Common Stumbling Blocks (40min)

Introduction

Shift Priorities and Increase Focus

Start Small

Look Locally for Solutions

Build on Others' Work

Collaborations and Partnerships

Solutions-Oriented Fundraising

Debunking Common Myths: A Cheat Sheet

2 hours

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN: How to institutionalize solutions journalism into newsroom practice on a consistent and ongoing basis. How to communicate the value of solutions journalism to your team, find the time and resources, and work across beats and geographies to surface credible responses.

WHO IT'S FOR: Editors wishing to facilitate the transition towards solutions journalism in their newsroom.

Engagement toolkit

Engagement Toolkit

Engagement Toolkit

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I. Introduction (15min)

Welcome

How to Use this Guide

Diagnostic

II. Choose Your Own Adventure (30min)

Ensure Coverage is Relevant to Community Concerns

Amplify Community Voices

Reach Marginalized or Undercovered Communities

Create a Platform for Participatory Civic Action

Facilitate Civil Discourse Between Disparate Groups

Deliver Deeper Customer Value

III. Case Studies (50min)

AL.com ("Tackling the Gap")

Choteau Acantha ("The Montana Gap")

The Christian Science Monitor

Detroit Free Press ("Our Children: Searching for Solutions")

KCPT

Minneapolis Star Tribune ("Muslims and De-Radicalization: What Works?")

The Seattle Times ("Education Lab")

The Tennessean ("The Cost of Growth and Change"; "Civility Tennessee")

Wyoming Public Media ("I Respectfully Disagree")

Your Voice Ohio

IV. Best Practices (35min)

Listen and Get to Know Your Community

Assess Your Presence and Reach

Convene the Right People

Find a Partner or Collaborator

Cultivate the Right Space (Physically and Digitally)

Experiment

Engagement Resources

2 hours, 10 minutes

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN: How to use solutions reporting to create a platform for more constructive engagement. How to drive productive public discourse and online discussions to strengthen agency and innovation within the communities you serve.

WHO IT'S FOR: Journalists who want to meaningfully connect and build relationships with their audiences.

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SJN'S CRITERIA FOR GOOD SOLUTIONS JOURNALISM:
  • Comes from a news outlet; has a date and a byline.
  • Focuses primarily on a response to a problem.
  • Conveys insight, so that its lessons are relevant and teachable to others.
  • Provides evidence of an approach's success or failure.
  • Addresses an approach's shortcomings or limitations.
  • Avoids advocacy, PR, and hero worship—instead focusing on credible, objective reporting.

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