#170 - What is Solutions Journalism & Why Is It so Important for Media Right Now? With Fara Warner of Solutions Journalism Network and Kelly Regan of Next City

April 22, 2021

#170 - What is Solutions Journalism & Why Is It so Important for Media Right Now? With Fara Warner of Solutions Journalism Network and Kelly Regan of Next City
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The Solutions Journalism Network is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting newsrooms and journalists who are sharing solutions stories.


We spend around seven hours per day consuming content, a number that’s only increased since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Whether it’s news, Netflix, or social media, people are constantly reading, absorbing, and learning new information. Still, a 2019 study showed that 32% of people actively avoid the news.

So, what is the content we’re taking in? What is it teaching us, and how does it inform our views and our mental health? 

The Solutions Journalism Network is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting newsrooms and journalists who are sharing solutions stories. Solutions Journalism outlines responses to social problems that aren’t only uplifting, they’re success stories that increase audience engagement and provide unique insight.

As a society, we need these high-level, evidence-based reporting projects to help combat false information and encourage unity in a divided population. 

In our episode with Fara & Kelly, we discuss: 

  • What solutions journalism is and why it's needed
  • How the pandemic has shaped solutions journalism 
  • How Next City uses solutions journalism 
  • How solutions journalism can model positive responses to social issues for other cities


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