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Solutions Journalism: A Tool for Creating Civic Empowerment

October 7 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EDT

Presented as part of the Election 2020 Series. Research shows that mainstream media is losing its place as a trusted source of information, and individuals worldwide report avoiding the news because it is predominantly negative and fails to present solutions. Rather than contributing to a knowledgeable and engaged populous, the news instead often undermines civic participation and builds cynicism. Solutions journalism is an antidote to this problem; rigorous reporting on solutions to social problems. In this interactive workshop, participants will learn about the burgeoning field of solutions journalism, and discover how to use this type of story to inform and engage students. Participants will create a story collection on the Solution Journalism Network's SolutionsU website that they can immediately use in their personal and professional lives. Presenters & Facilitators Sandra Enos, Retired Professor of Sociology, Bryant University Katherine Noble-Goodman, University Partnerships Manager for SolutionsU (of Solutions Journalism) Hosted by Andrew Seligsohn, President of Campus Compact

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