Solutions Journalism Workshop

Co Media Lab and Christ University’s department of Media studies are happy to present – Solutions Journalism workshop conducted by Holly Wise, a Fulbright Scholar and a lecturer at Texas State University.

What is Solutions Journalism?
Solutions journalism is rigorous and compelling reporting about responses to social problems. It investigates and explains, in a critical and clear-eyed way, examples of people working toward solutions. More about solutions journalism can be found here.

Who can attend?
This workshop is open to journalism students, working journalists and citizen journalists.

Why is Solutions Journalism important?

Samantha McCann, curator of the Solutions Journalism Network, believes that without solutions journalism, reporters are not able to give their audience an accurate portrayal of events. “If you are only reporting on what’s broken, you are not actually giving them all the information they need to respond,” she told Journalism.co.uk in a recent podcast. “[Journalists] are really helping to shape the narrative of how people view the world. And if you are not giving them that other half, you’re giving them a dark picture of what is happening, which is not accurate.”
You can read more here.

Workshop agenda

Time Sessions
9 am Registration begins
9:30 a.m Welcome and brief introductions
9:45 – 10:15 a.m. Lecture by Wise: What is solutions journalism?
10:15 – 10:45 a.m. Practical session led by Wise and with group participation
10:45 – 11 a.m. Group feedback and discussion
11 – 11:30 a.m. Lecture by Wise: The accountability factor of solutions journalism + case studies
11:30 – 12 p.m Practical session led by Wise and with group participation
12 – 12:15 p.m. Group feedback and discussion
12:15 – 12:30 Closing remarks/Q&A

The practical sessions will be comprised of small group discussions and brainstorming around story ideas that can be implemented on the journalists/student journalists beat and/or area of coverage. The groups will also analyze solutions journalism pieces from abroad and from India.

The group feedback and discussion is a time where the small groups can report back to the larger group about their findings/ideas.

When

Friday, 14th June | 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Where

801, Audi Block, Christ University Hosur Road Campus

Rs 250 per participant . Lunch and refreshments will be served.

Seats are limited and hence registration is compulsory. Please do register here. The payment link can be found on the form as well. We will be accepting spot registrations as well but preference will be given to those who register first. 

Contact

Write to us at lead@comedialab.in in case of any queries.

About our facilitator

Holly Wise is currently a Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence scholar in Bangalore, India, where she is teaching solutions journalism at Mount Carmel College. In the U.S., she is a journalism lecturer at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. In 2015 she launched the Texas State Global News Team, which embeds mass communication students with international service learning study abroad programs. Wise is the former director of journalism school engagement at the Solutions Journalism Network where she consulted with university professors and lecturers interested in teaching solutions journalism.

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