Andrea Wenzel, one of the co-authors of a new report from the Tow Center for Digital Journalism, described solutions journalism as "rigorous and compelling reporting" covering responses to social problems, focusing on things that might be working or an attempt that for some reason may be struggling.
"I also find it helpful to think about what it's not," she said. "It's not a 'good news puff piece' and it's not a kind of 'hero story' about one person doing something exceptional. It's more about ideas and individual characters. A great solutions journalism story tends to be things that take a more systematic look at a problem and might be scalable or transferable."
Wenzel calls herself as a "recovering journalist", who previous worked in public radio and spent 15 years doing international media projects and training. She's now in a Ph.D. program in communication at the University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.
"One of the arguments that people
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