Solutions Journalism: Reporting on Effective Responses to Society’s Problems

Solutions Journalism: Reporting on Effective Responses to Society’s Problems

In this two-hour course, the Transitions team, aided by resources from the Solutions Journalism Network, will introduce you to the practice of solutions journalism. This course consists of five lessons, several interactive exercises, a short video on how to do SoJo, and links to additional resources. By the end of this course, you will be able to:

1) Define solutions journalism and identify SoJo “imposters”;
2) Explain the key criteria of solutions journalism;
3) Get started on a SoJo story; and
4) Know how to pitch a solutions-oriented story.

After completing this course, explore other courses in our
“Doing journalism during infodemic” crash course package.

Learn to Fact Check like a Pro

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In this 30-minute mini-course, you will be introduced to a fact-checking process by expert Fergus Bell. This lesson consists of a short explanation video, a step-by-step guide on how to structure a fact-checking process, and an interactive exercise to test your fact-checking skills and knowledge.

After completing this course, explore other courses in our
“Doing journalism during infodemic” crash course package.

Science in the Newsroom

Science in the Newsroom

In this 30-minute mini-course, you will be introduced to the basics of science journalism which will include best practices when dealing with scientists and experts, as well as covering scientific topics as a journalist. Led by experienced science journalist Mićo Tatalović, this lesson consists of a short explanation video, some basic rules and considerations specific to reporting on scientific topics and the process of science, and an interactive simulation exercise to test your knowledge on doing scientific journalism.

After completing this course, explore other courses in our
“Doing journalism during infodemic” crash course package.

Learn How to Debunk Myths and Hoaxes

Learn How to Debunk Myths and Hoaxes

In this 30-minute mini-course, you will be introduced to the step-by-step guide for debunking misleading information, led by expert John Cook. This lesson consists of a short explanation video, step-by-step instructions on how to do the most efficient debunking, and an interactive exercise to test your debunking skills.

After completing this course, explore other courses in our
“Doing journalism during infodemic” crash course package.