Solutions Journalism Network

For General Operating Support

  • Amount
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
  • Term
    36 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/Organization
The Solutions Journalism Network works to shift the focus of the journalistic community from reporting on problems to also increasing public awareness about creative solutions being explored to address society’s challenges. This grant will support the group’s ongoing work, including the launch of a new focus area surfacing and disseminating stories about how Americans and their institutions are working to renew democracy. The focus area will confront the reigning narrative of polarization and political dysfunction with evidence that democracy is, in fact, being remade today in ways unseen and largely unreported.
About the Grantee
115 East 34th Street, #1806, New York, NY, 10156, United States
Grants to this Grantee
for general operating support  
The Solutions Journalism Network is a nonprofit organization that advocates an approach of solutions journalism, an evidence-based mode of reporting on the responses to social problems. The network’s founding mission was “to legitimize and spread the practice of solutions journalism” primarily by training reporters, editors, and producers; consulting on coverage, engagement, and revenue strategies; and providing catalytic financial support for projects.
for general operating support  
SJN’s mission is to legitimize and integrate into standard journalistic practice the rigorous coverage of responses to social problems — with a focus on increasing awareness and understanding of how creative approaches are achieving results. This work addresses a critical blind spot in journalism: Reporters cover the world’s problems, but they regularly overlook or undervalue helpful or promising responses to those problems, even when they show evidence of effectiveness. As a result, people know far more about what’s wrong with society than what’s being done to improve it.

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