About Solutions Journalism

“Solutions journalism (SoJo) is rigorous and compelling reporting on solutions to social problems," according to the Solutions Journalism Network. Journalism is at its best when practitioners provide insight and evidence about people and communities who are working to address serious social issues, which can include everything from drinking on campus to homelessness. Often, audience members say they don't feel seen and heard when it comes to reflecting the thoughtfulness and work behind community efforts to be better. To be clear, SoJo is not about do-gooder stories or being a cheerleader. The approach simply asks journalists to inform and empower our audiences by exploring what works, what doesn't and what might. Deborah Douglas, DePauw University''s Eugene S. Pulliam Distinguished Visiting Professor of Journalism has been selected to attend the Solutions Journalism Educators Academy this summer to explore more ways to teach and amplify practice.