Introduction to Solutions Journalism

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Introduction to Solutions Journalism with David Bornstein.


<ul><li> 1. The Whole Story</li></ul> <p> 2. The Whole Story 3. Chicago Tribune documents how gun violenceThe Whole Storyshocks and destabilizes neighborhoods 4. The Fayetteville Observer takes a different approachThe Whole Story 5. The Whole StoryCover local problems &amp; look to seehow others are doing better 6. The Whole StorySolutions JournalismSolutions journalism IS: Rigorous reporting aboutresponses to problems Grounded in results &amp;evidence About problem-solving Readily integrated withhard news andinvestigative journalismSolutions journalism is NOT: Advocacy, fluff, herostories Good news, feel good Speculative A movement Boring! 7. 2008 Associated Press Study of Young AdultsNews fatigue brought many of the participants toThe Whole Storya learned helplessness response.Over and over, the negativity of news added tothe desire to tune out. 8. The Whole StoryCan GOOD journalism backfire? Feinberg &amp; Willer, 2011: Direwarnings reduce belief inglobal warming. Witte &amp; Allen, 2000: Whenpeople have a low sense ofefficacy, fear-inducingmessages lead to defensiveresponses not behaviorchange. 9. The Whole Story 10. The Whole StoryNOT the solution! 11. The Whole StoryNo Silver bullets 12. The Whole StoryTweet &amp; donate 20 bucks! 13. The Whole StoryJust the last 5% of the story? 14. The Whole StoryChris P. Bacon 15. Information &amp; Behavior Change: 2 QuestionsThe Whole StoryWhats at stake? Can we fix this? 16. The Whole StoryMarshall GanzIts a recognition of the worldsproblems combined with recognitionof the worlds possibilities that bringschange. 17. The Whole Story 18. The Whole Story 19. The Whole Story 20. The Whole StoryAn entry point for serious stories 21. A practiceSolutions journalism: rigorous and compellingcoverage of responses to social problems and theThe Whole Storyresults that they are producing 22. The Whole Story 23. The Whole StoryA growing network 24. The Whole StoryA different response to prostitution(Orange County learns from San Diego) 25. The Whole StoryHow to engage parents in public schools?(Seattle sees possibilities from Chicago) 26. From Dropout Factory to 94% graduation rateThe Whole StoryHow did it happen? 27. Milwaukee Journal-Sentinels &amp; Meg Kissingers award-winningThe Whole StoryChronic Crisis series 28. The Whole StoryHow do Bangladeshs Polders Work? 29. The Whole StorySolutions journalism rubric1. Does the story explain the causes of a social problem?2. Does the story present an associated response to that problem?3. Does the story get into the problem solving and how-to details?4. Is the problem solving process central to the narrative?5. Does the story present evidence of results linked to the response?6. Does the story explain the limitations of the response?7. Does the story convey an insight or teachable lesson?8. Does the story avoid reading like a puff piece?9. Does the story draw on sources who have a ground-levelunderstanding, not just 30,000 foot expertise?10. Does the story give greater attention to the response than to aleader/innovator/do-gooder? 30. The Whole StoryThe Howdunnit! 31. The Whole StorySeattle Times: Education LabEducation Lab Blog Traffic3180000700006000050000400003000020000100000Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar AprPage viewsVisitsUnique VisitorsStrategies Get on home page 3 posts/day at Web rush hourHighlights #4 non-sports blog #11 among all blogs 32. The Whole StoryReader Engagement (A/B) Test59%52%47%35%22%36%28%22%70%60%50%40%30%20%10%0%I felt inspiredand/or optimisticafter reading thearticle *Would read morearticles from thesamenewspaper**Would getinvolved inworking toward asolution**Would share thearticle**SolutionsstoryNon-solutionsstory* Agree or strongly agree** Somewhat likely or very likely 33. The Whole StoryFor reporters, new energyNever in 23 years of reporting have I written a storythats generated such consistent reaction from readers from politicians to educators to moms and thosewhove never had kids. Yes, Ive done stories thatsparked lots of reaction, but not like this: thoughtful,appreciative, inspired. [Its] an indication that peoplereally seem to be ready to change the tone of debatearound education. Claudia Rowe, Seattle Times reporter 34. The Whole StoryHarnessing dataand informationfor the healthof communities.10-12 newspartnersAsking Whos doing it better? 35. The Whole StoryGood Samaritan Medical CenterWest Islip, NY 36. Good Samaritan Regional Medical CenterThe Whole StorySuffern, NY 37. When should I look for a solutions angle?Whenever youre looking into a widespreadproblem, or a news event whose cause is aThe Whole Storywidespread problem. 38. The Whole StoryWhos doing better against smoking? 39. Whos doing better against maternal mortality?The Whole StoryPercentage change in Maternal Mortality Rate 1990-2010, AfricaWhats happening inRwanda?What about Angola,Namibia and Zambia?39 40. The Whole StoryWhos doing better against stillbirths? 41. The Whole StoryWhy is it worth doing?Makes our journalism more accurate &amp; completeMakes investigations about problems starkerMakes the story fresher (adds contrast)Increases community efficacy, not apathy or cynicismCan lead to less polarized, more constructive discourse 42. In SummaryCovering responses to problems withoutadvocacy, PR or fluff makes journalismstronger, and has the potential to makeThe Whole Storycommunities and society stronger 43. The Whole StoryJust one more thingWhos doing itbetter? </p>