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How to do Solutions Journalism
Training module

Basic Reporting

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In this module, we cover the key concepts of Solutions Journalism needed to get started, write and use data in your Solutions Journalism articles. 

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Solutions Journalism Network

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In this module, you will learn:

1. How do I get started?

2. Recommended Practises for Writing your Solutions Story

3. Using Data in Pursuit of Solutions Stories

About the instructors

This course has been developed by Solutions Journalism Network. The instructors for this course are Matthew Kauffman and Ruona Meyer. Matthew Kauffman is an investigative reporter and data journalist. Ruona Meyer is the Africa Initiative Manager for the Solutions Journalism Network.

Module videos

This module contains short videos with accompanying presentations and resources.

How do I get started?

In this video, you will learn how to get started in Solutions Journalism and where you can find a story.

Recommended Practises for Writing your Solutions Story

In this video, you will learn recommended practices for writing Solutions Journalism stories, including the importance of the Four Pillars that separate solutions work from routine journalism.

Read the Mining the intersection of Data Journalism and Solutions Journalism article in the additional resources to support understanding of the Four Pillars.

Using Data in Pursuit of Solutions Stories

In this video, you will learn the role of data in pursuing solutions work and be introduced to the concept of positive deviance. 

Read the Data reporting has found a solutions soulmate and Examples of Positive deviance article in the additional resources to support your understanding of the role of data and the concept of positive deviance with Solutions reporting.

Module resources

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Module documents and resources

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