The Solutions Journalism Approach
from Christopher Johnston, ASJA
We expect news sources in all media to report on fires, shootings, terrorism, train wrecks and tornados. However, what many readers and journalists question is the prevalence of stories seemingly obsessed with the dark, dire and tragic side of the human experience at the expense of what people are doing to counter the catastrophic.
With that in mind, I pitched the "Solutions Journalism: Writing that Makes a Difference" session for ASJA 2015. I had met Keith Hammonds at a sustainability conference in Cleveland in the fall, and he was interested in addressing his work in promoting solutions-based reporting and writing and telling the whole story to writers and editors throughout the U.S.
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