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Solutions Journalism
Episode 2719th May 2021 • Freelancing for Journalists • Lily Canter and Emma Wilkinson
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In the first episode of series five, we speak to two freelance journalists about solutions journalism, the part of journalism which seeks to offer responses to challenges in society rather than simply reporting the problem.  

Julia Hotz, community manager at the Solutions Journalism Network, and Laura Oliver who recently reported on the rise of solutions journalism, discuss how solutions journalism can be incorporated into everyday reporting.

The Guests

Julia Hotz

Twitter @hotzthoughts

Laura Oliver

Twitter @LauraOliver


Freelance Journalism Assembly

Freelance Journalism Assembly free summer conference

The Elements of Journalism by Bill Kovach and Tom Rosenstiel

Solutions Journalism Network (SJN)

Training and webinars from SJN

SJN Facebook group

Laura’s Reuters report on media and journalism trends in the global south

Examples of Jules’s reporting on loneliness and solutions journalism

Reuters report (2019) showing high news avoidance in the UK due to perceived negativity

Laura reporting on solutions journalism outside the global north for Reuters

Inkline, an international media platform focused on solutions journalism

European Journalism Centre