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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 https://www.solutionsjournalism.org/who-we-are/team

Twitter @hotzthoughts

Laura Oliver  https://lauraoliverfreelance.com/

Twitter @LauraOliver

Resources:

Freelance Journalism Assembly https://journalismassembly.com/

Freelance Journalism Assembly free summer conference https://journalismassembly.com/conference/

The Elements of Journalism by Bill Kovach and Tom Rosenstiel https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/232324/the-elements-of-journalism-revised-and-updated-3rd-edition-by-bill-kovach-and-tom-rosenstiel/

Solutions Journalism Network (SJN) https://www.solutionsjournalism.org/

Training and webinars from SJN https://www.solutionsjournalism.org/hub/get-trained

SJN Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/solutionsjournalismhub/

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

https://lauraoliverfreelance.com/2021/01/01/reporter-reuters-institute-for-the-study-of-journalism/

Examples of Jules’s reporting on loneliness and solutions journalism

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/18/well/mind/feeling-lonely-perhaps-youd-like-to-talk-to-some-strangers.html

https://www.yesmagazine.org/issue/dirt/2019/02/25/the-new-art-of-making-friends-and-finding-community

https://muckrack.com/julia-hotz/articles

Reuters report (2019) showing high news avoidance in the UK due to perceived negativity https://reutersinstitute.politics.ox.ac.uk/sites/default/files/2019-06/DNR_2019_FINAL_0.pdf

Laura reporting on solutions journalism outside the global north for Reuters https://reutersinstitute.politics.ox.ac.uk/risj-review/what-solutions-journalism-can-bring-news-media-global-south

Inkline, an international media platform focused on solutions journalism https://the-inkline.com/

European Journalism Centre https://www.ejc.net/