Solutions Journalism

Asked to contribute to the Pointer Institute Tech Resolutions List for 2015, Josh Stearns chose to focus on an approach to journalism rather than emerging technology solutions. In an article for Medium he expands on his desire to work towards increasing community engagement with the journalistic process. ‘At so many publications, journalists are rebuilding their newsrooms around new technologies from smartphones to social networks. But for the most part, the community is left on the other side of the screen. In 2015 there is a huge opportunity to engage communities in the work of helping build powerful journalism’.

The article contains a link to the Solutions Journalism Network which publishes articles, examples and tools which encourage ‘reporting on responses to social problems’ in order to strengthen society.