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Saturday, October 29 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Covering Solutions the Right Way

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There has never been a more essential time for journalists to turn their attention to how individuals and institutions are responding to social problems. The news continues to highlight the best of the worst — the worst offenders, the most intractable problems, the saddest and the most fear-based stories. These stories paint the picture of a world that is incapable of improving, and leads to detachment and audience disengagement. But there's so much innovation happening that isn't being reported because of the traditional journalistic misconception that reporting on solutions is somehow advocacy or PR. Since 2013, the Solutions Journalism Network has trained more than 50 newsrooms and thousands of journalists in how to do a more complete and rigorous form of journalism. Our session covers the fundamentals of solutions journalism, including what it is (and importantly, what it's not), and how it can make your own journalism stronger, higher impact and more audience-friendly.

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Liza Gross

Director of Newsroom Practice Change, Solutions Journalism
Liza Gross, Solutions Journalism Network's director of newsroom practice change, is a media expert specializing in the transition of traditional media outlets to a multimedia model and in the development and execution of innovative communications strategies for nonprofit organizations. Liza has worked for over three decades as a journalist and media executive of nonprofits and news organizations. She was executive director of the International... Read More →
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Samantha McCann

Solutions Journalism, Director of Communities
Samantha McCann, the Solutions Journalism Network's director of communities, came to SJN after working in environmental and fiscal policy research at Seattle University, and holding editorial positions within several publications. She has published in The Journal of International Affairs, Scholastic, The Guardian and others, and wrote the text of an award-winning photography book, “Columbia University in Pictures.” She has... Read More →


Saturday October 29, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Roanoke Ballroom A

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