NOT REGISTERED? REGISTER HERE
Hide Advanced Search - Show Advanced Search +

We found 956 results for:

Learning from failure ×
Clear

Title
& Description

News Outlet
& Journalist

Date
& Location

MEDIA TYPE
& LENGTH

The New York Times

Michael Barbaro

12 March 2020

China

Podcast

Over 15 Minutes

ADD TO COLLECTION
1
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

The United States and Italy have been playing catch up in the mitigation of the coronavirus pandemic and were resistant to implementing social distancing, while other countries took more aggressive approaches. Now bot...

Quartz

Michael J. Coren

11 March 2020

St. Louis, Missouri, United States

Text

Under 800 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
2
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

As coronavirus continues to spread around the world, social distancing is being implemented due to its proven success with helping to drastically slow the spread of the Spanish flu in St. Louis Missouri. In a comparis...

Asia Times

Andrew Salmon

11 March 2020

Daegu, South Korea

Text

1500-3000 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

After an initial sharp spike in positive COVID-19 cases, South Korea kept the number of deaths low and stopped the virus from spreading dramatically, without resorting to the same draconian isolation measures in other...

Vox

Kelsey Piper

10 March 2020

Taiwan

Text

1500-3000 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
2
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Situated less than 90 miles from China, the coronavirus outbreak could have been critical in Taiwan, but the country's proactive measures helped to stave off the worst of the disease. Having learned from SARS epidemic...

South China Morning Post

Park Chan-kyong

10 March 2020

Seoul, South Korea

Text

1500-3000 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

After an initial explosion of patients who tested positive for COVID-19, the South Korean government has successfully and sharply reduced the number of new transmissions through mass testing, improved public communica...

NBC News

Cindy Sui

10 March 2020

Taipei, Taiwan

Text

Under 800 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

After learning valuable lessons from the 2003 SARS outbreak, Taiwan has managed to keep its coronavirus cases to a minimum, far below neighboring China and other countries around the world. To accomplish this, the gov...

U.S. News & World Report

Steve Sternberg

10 March 2020

Taipei, Taiwan

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

After being caught off-guard during the 2003 SARS epidemic, Taiwan developed a public health infrastructure to help prepare them for another. With the 2020 coronavirus pandemic, their number of cases have stayed low b...

The Baltimore Sun

Yvonne Wenger

9 March 2020

Maryland, United States

Text

1500-3000 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Maryland's punitive child-support policies, which have piled $233 million in largely uncollectable debt on the state's poorest residents and destabilized families and neighborhoods, could be improved by adopting refor...

Nikkei Asian Review

Kentaro Iwamoto

8 March 2020

Singapore

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
1
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Although many hesitate to applaud Singapore's efforts in containing the coronavirus pandemic due to the aggressive measures taken, the country's methodology has shown success. Based on "scientific knowledge, empirical...

American University Radio (WAMU)

Tyrone Turner

5 March 2020

Hagerstown, Maryland, United States

Multi-Media

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Named after his daughter who overdosed, a former narcotics police officer created Brooke's House, a women's treatment facility in Maryland. Combining methodologies and using multiple approaches, the program works to h...

Bloomberg

Heejin Kim

Sohee Kim

Claire Che

4 March 2020

Daegu, South Korea

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
1
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Despite avoiding mass bans on citizen movement, South Korea has managed to mitigate the number of reported cases for coronavirus after implementing broad testing protocols. Having learned what didn't work during a pre...

Explore Big Sky

Jessianne Castle

4 March 2020

Montana, United States

Text

1500-3000 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

As a neurological disorder known as chronic wasting disease spreads among wildlife herds like deer and elk in Montana, the state is trying to increase testing of the fatal disease and understand if it can be transmitt...

Underscore

Sergio Olmos

28 February 2020

Portland, Oregon, United States

Text

1500-3000 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

"De-radicalization" interventions are turning into a business, with former members of extremist hate groups charging fees to deprogram current extremists, using methods based on questionable science. One former member...

Fortune

Philip J. Heijmans

28 February 2020

Singapore

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Singapore has seemingly been able to contain the coronavirus outbreak by relying on quick actions taken by the government and lessons learned from both the SARS and H1N1 outbreaks that impacted the region years ago. W...

Chicago Tribune

Annie Sweeney

25 February 2020

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Over the past 14 years, the city of Chicago has been running a Juvenile Intervention and Support Center (JISC) to help divert youth away from the criminal justice system. The goal of the program, which took a $5 milli...

Cronkite News - Arizona PBS

Miranda Cyr

21 February 2020

Phoenix, Arizona, United States

Multi-Media

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
1
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Immigrant children waiting to gain access to the U.S. from Mexico often require vaccinations when they get to the border, but the immigration process doesn't allow for it. To address this gap in health care, an organi...

The Marshall Project

Keri Blakinger

11 February 2020

Houston, Texas, United States

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Around the United States, news organizations are taking a new approach to the use of mugshots in their crime reporting. While still the norm in many places, newsrooms like the Houston Chronicle have stopped publishing...

Chicago Tribune

Sophie Sherry

11 February 2020

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Text

Under 800 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

In Chicago, city workers take care to clear debris and abandoned tents but not informal settlements belonging to homeless populations. Workers with the Department of Streets and Sanitation worked with community lawyer...

The New York Times

Christina Goldbaum

10 February 2020

New York, New York, United States

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

New York City's traffic safety campaign Vision Zero has made heavy use of cameras to enforce speeding and red-law laws, with an 85% drop in severe injuries at the 150 intersections with red-light cameras. But, after a...

Honolulu Civil Beat

Claire Caulfield

10 February 2020

Hawaii, United States

Multi-Media

5-15 Minutes

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Hawaiian farmers are increasingly concerned about the amount of plastic they’re finding in their compost, which can have long-term effects on their crop growth. Hawaii Earth Recycling, the island’s largest compost pro...

Route Fifty

Emma Coleman

6 February 2020

Durham, North Carolina, United States

Text

1500-3000 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
2
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

From North Carolina to California, states and cities are taking a new approach to fines and fees – people are having their charges dismissed, warrants for minor offenses cleared, and many municipalities are actually s...

Eugene Weekly

Taylor Perse

6 February 2020

Albany, Oregon, United States

Text

1500-3000 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Sarah’s Place, a clinic based in Albany General Hospital focused on helping those who have been sexually assaulted, has proven to be the "gold-standard" for other hospitals in neighboring cities. Whereas most victims ...

Forbes

Jody Westby

6 February 2020

Iowa, United States

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

The wireless application that malfunctioned during the Iowa caucuses highlighted lessons that election officials must apply in future caucuses. The app skipped or was deficient in most of the established best practice...

Los Angeles Times

Tyrone Beason

31 January 2020

Dubuque, Iowa, United States

Multi-Media

1500-3000 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
1
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Dubuque's officials and citizens have learned how hard it is to change behaviors after decades of failed attempts to stop racial discrimination and hate. The city revamped hiring practices and local employers recruite...

Lake Oswego Review

Asia Alvarez Zeller

24 January 2020

Lake Oswego, Oregon, United States

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Oregon's Lake Oswego School District takes a preventative approach to gun violence in its schools. The district's threat assessment team meets with students who have raised red flags, assesses the situation, and, if a...

SJN'S CRITERIA FOR GOOD SOLUTIONS JOURNALISM:
  • Comes from a news outlet; has a date and a byline.
  • Focuses primarily on a response to a problem.
  • Conveys insight, so that its lessons are relevant and teachable to others.
  • Provides evidence of an approach's success or failure.
  • Addresses an approach's shortcomings or limitations.
  • Avoids advocacy, PR, and hero worship—instead focusing on credible, objective reporting.

Great suggestion! So great, that we already have that story listed in the Solutions Story Tracker®. View it here.

We appreciate your patience as we review your story submission. You can check on the status of all of your story submissions here.

It may take a few weeks to see your piece in the Solutions Story Tracker®, as we have a backlog of submissions longer than Ben Hur that we’re diligently working to eliminate. We appreciate your patience.

I WORK IN, TEACH, OR STUDY JOURNALISM Not a journalist, but I want to learn about solutions.
AS A MEMBER, YOU WILL BE ABLE TO:
  • Access our training curriculum or attend a training
  • Share your stories
  • Join a local community of journalists
  • Attend story workshops and events to hone your craft
  • Get funding and additional support
  • Access the full Solutions Story Tracker®
  • Save favorite stories and create collections in your user profile
  • Receive emails containing the above offerings via occasional email throughout your membership
TO JOIN, PLEASE SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION (*=REQUIRED)

Not a journalist? Register here instead.

Your information will be used to complete your application, and to subscribe you to occasional updates. We will only send you relevant information, which may be sent to you through any channel for which you provide contact information to us. We may use this information to target content we send you, but we will never sell or transfer your information to 3rd parties for commercial or advertising purposes. We may use your information to connect you to 3rd parties for the purpose of improving your membership and enriching your professional network. You can unsubscribe at any time from any content delivery channel, or from all of them, though unsubscribing may prevent you from participating in the opportunities provided by this program. View our full privacy policy here.

Here is what you will get:
  • Unlimited access to thousands of stories from around the world
  • First look and access to new features, tools, and resources
  • Curated newsletters with top stories
  • Invitations to SolutionsU® community events
  • Receive emails containing the above offerings via occasional email throughout your membership
  • And much more to come…
It’s easy and will take less than 2 minutes.

Journalist or J-School? Register here instead.

Your information will be used to complete your application, and to subscribe you to occasional updates. We will only send you relevant information, which may be sent to you through any channel for which you provide contact information to us. We may use this information to target content we send you, but we will never sell or transfer your information to 3rd parties for commercial or advertising purposes. We may use your information to connect you to 3rd parties for the purpose of improving your membership and enriching your professional network. You can unsubscribe at any time from any content delivery channel, or from all of them, though unsubscribing may prevent you from participating in the opportunities provided by this program. View our full privacy policy here.

Our issue area taxonomy was adapted from the PCS Taxonomy with definitions by the Foundation Center, which is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial 4.0 International License.

Photos are licensed under Attribution Non Commercial 2.0 Generic Creative Commons license / Desaturated from original, and are credited to the following photographers:

Fondriest Environmental, David De Wit / Community Eye Health, Linda Steil / Herald Post, John Amis / UGA College of Ag & Environmental Sciences – OCCS, Andy B, Peter Garnhum, Thomas Hawk, 7ty9, Isriya Paireepairit, David Berger, UnLtd The Foundation For Social Entrepreneurs, Michael Dunne, Burak Kebapci, and Forrest Berkshire / U.S. Army Cadet Command public affairs

Photos are licensed under Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike 2.0 Generic Creative Commons license, and are credited to the following photographers:

Ra'ed Qutena, 段 文慶, Fabio Campo, City Clock Magazine, Justin Norman, scarlatti2004, Gary Simmons, Kathryn McCallum, and Nearsoft Inc

Photos are licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0) Public Domain Dedication Creative Commons license / Desaturated from original, and are credited to the following photographers:

Burak Kebapci and SCY.

Photos are licensed under Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0) and are credited to the US Army Corps of Engineers.

Conference attendee listening to speaker, Jenifer Daniels / Colorstock getcolorstock.com.

Photo Credit: Kevork Djansezian via Getty Images

Photo Credit: Sonia Narang