Convener: Sarah van Gelder, YES! Magazine
- Dave Gordon, Chippewa Valley Post
- Cali, High Country News, C.O.
- Tom Stites, Banyan Project
- Peggy Holman, JTM Co-founder
- To some extent the the traditional story structure of winner / lose with which we are all familiar came out who joined the the profession post-Watergate.
- Journalistic respect traditionally goes to those who take people down (including in journalism)
- Putting out solutions puts you in a much more vulnerable position
On the solutions side of journalism there are two levels
1. Specific stories
2. Showing a larger picture of a sustainable society.
Is it comparable to peace journalism that identifies all the stakeholders and not frame as a conflict but as something that is debated?
- Solutions Journalism Network,
- Axiomnews, http://axiomnews.ca/ – Uses appreciative inquiry as the basis. They charge their clients for covering them as journalists.
- Macrosopic journalism – Where you are part of the story not outside of the story.
Existing journalism -> Takes the status quo as the target, with everything else a disruption. Whereas solutions journalism looks more productively at the future.
Solutions journalism encourages action can you set up partnerships to perform action.