Live Session 2: Overcoming the bad news – building trust by reporting on solutions

The spread of COVID-19 has created an atmosphere of fear and uncertainty across the world. Many people want to know what they can do to ensure that they and their communities are safe. Solid reporting on what’s working, from rapid testing to quarantine strategies, helps provide crucial information to individuals and policymakers. If you’re a journalist looking for an introduction to solutions reporting on the pandemic or a refresher on the four pillars of solutions journalism this webinar is for you.

Speakers

Jeremy Druker is the executive director and editor in chief of Transitions, which has made solutions journalism a central part of its editorial strategy. He has led solutions journalism workshops throughout Central and Eastern Europe. He is also founder/CEO of Press Start, a crowdfunding platform that supports journalists in countries where the press cannot report freely. Jeremy is a member of the supervisory board of the Czech Journalism Prizes and has been an Ashoka Fellow since 2010.

Lucie Černá leads Transitions’ program promoting solutions journalism in Central and Eastern Europe and coordinates activities supporting solutions-oriented reporting in more than 10 countries. She has been involved in the topic since 2017, and acts as a trainer and mentor helping journalists in the Central and Eastern Europe region to bring a solutions lens to their reporting practice. In October 2019, Lucie became a Solutions Journalism Network LEDE Fellow. Prior to joining Transitions, she worked for Ashoka and Greenpeace.

Dates of 2nd live session:

  • Tuesday 24 Nov. 2020 in English, 4:00PM (GMT+1)
  • Wednesday 25 Nov. 2020 in Russian, 4:00PM (GMT+1)