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August 2015

Want to convince your newsroom to practice solutions journalism? There’s a guide for that

LINKWWW.SOLUTIONSJOURNALISM.ORG  ➚   |   POSTED BYJOSEPH LICHTERMAN   |   AUGUST 4, 2015

The Solutions Journalism Network on Tuesday released a guide that helps editors introduce solutions journalism reporting methods into their newsroom.

Solutions journalism calls for reporters not only to point out the problems in stories they’re covering, but also to offer potential resolutions and to highlight other approaches that might work. The network launched in 2012, and so far SJN has worked with more than40 newsrooms throughout the United States.

In January, SJN published a guide on how to use the solutions journalism approach.

The new report builds on those suggestions by offering a roadmap for editors to convince others to buy into the approach:

Here’s a link to the full 28-page report.

READ: Want to convince your newsroom to practice solutions journalism? There’s a guide for that.

A list of every hidden journalism-related social media group I could find | Poynter.

I’m overwhelmed by the number of different platforms that journalists use to share information, tips and job notices with each other. There are conferences and symposiums, not to mention Facebook groups and Slack channels and Twitter chats and listservs.

I prefer Twitter to the other mediums: it’s open and accessible. In order to participate in a closed Facebook group or Slack channel or listserv, you have to know that they exist in the first place — which excludes people who are not well-connected to already-existing circles of journalists.

I’m a big fan of getting new voices into journalism and keeping them there. One of the ways to help level the existing playing field is to make sure everyone knows about the groups that already exist. Many of these groups are not well-advertised and are hard to find, particularly if you’re a freelancer or new to the field. So I decided to round up all the ones I know about in one place.

This is not comprehensive. I do not know about every journalism-related social media group that exists.

Read: A list of every hidden journalism-related social media group I could find | Poynter..

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