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

We found 85 results for:

Open data ×
Clear

Title
& Description

News Outlet
& Journalist

Date
& Location

MEDIA TYPE
& LENGTH

OZY

Molly Fosco

20 May 2019

United States

Multi-Media

800-1500 Words

ADD TO
COLLECTION
0
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Across the United States, tech platforms and organizations are developing ways to use data in a way that decreases police violence. They range in purpose – one maps instances of police violence, while another publishe...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Allison Herrera

HUB MEMBER

8 May 2019

Washington, United States

Multi-Media

5-15 Minutes

ADD TO
COLLECTION
0
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Ensuring that cases of missing and murdered indigenous women are counted requires collecting data. In US and Canada, many cases of missing and murdered indigenous women remain ignored by law enforcement. In response, ...

FastCompany

Hallie Golden

26 February 2019

Washington, United States

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO
COLLECTION
0
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Collecting data in the moments after a natural disaster occurs is key to understanding their impact as well as increasing preparedness. When a disaster strikes, the RAPID Facility, a partnership between several univer...

CityLab

Linda Poon

11 February 2019

United States

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO
COLLECTION
0
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Libraries serve as trusted stewards of information in the public domain. Looking beyond the traditional management of printed records and archives, libraries across the United States and Canada aim to make data sets r...

KRWG TV + 90.7FM

Michael Hernandez

9 February 2019

Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States

Broadcast TV News

800-1500 Words

ADD TO
COLLECTION
0
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

When it comes to meteorology, citizen science can be a powerful resource. In New Mexico and neighboring states, volunteers are collecting data that helps researchers and state agencies map rainfall patterns. Through C...

Governing

Katherine Barrett

Richard Greene

15 January 2019

Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

Text

Under 800 Words

ADD TO
COLLECTION
0
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

States and localities are moving beyond traditional uses of geographic information systems, also known as GIS, and into a wide array of smart, dynamic uses of the burgeoning technology. In Cincinatti, city analysts ex...

Next City

Audrey F. Henderson

9 January 2019

Birmingham, Alabama, United States

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO
COLLECTION
1
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Successful public private collaborations promote civic innovations that add value to communities. Programs that bring together nonprofits, tech start-ups, universities, and city leaders are helping Birmingham, Alabama...

CNN

Bill Kirkos

1 January 2019

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Text

Under 800 Words

ADD TO
COLLECTION
0
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Data-driven policing, higher rates of gun seizures, increased hiring and a focus on improving community trust have positively impacted Chicago police. For second year in a row, the city saw a drop in murder rates, sho...

The Colorado Sun

Tamara Chuang

10 December 2018

Denver, Colorado, United States

Text

1500-3000 Words

ADD TO
COLLECTION
1
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

PCL Construction is known in the construction industry for being innovative. Most recently, they have begun a push to integrate technology to modernize their company and the industry. By working with software engineer...

Hyperallergic

Emily Wilson

30 November 2018

Oakland, California, United States

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO
COLLECTION
2
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Installed throughout Oakland, Rosten Woo’s sculptures consist of bells that chime at quicker frequency the more particulate is present in the air. Through this means, Woo make air quality data visible and pushes for e...

Apolitical

Anoush Darabi

26 November 2018

Paris, France

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO
COLLECTION
0
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

In France, a digital transformation is taking place. To lay the groundwork, the country passed the Digital Republic Act in 2016, which mandated local and central government to publish documents and public data, a sign...

Splice

Kiran Nazish

8 November 2018

Uttar Pradesh, India

Text

Under 800 Words

ADD TO
COLLECTION
2
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Originally developed as a tool for women in rural India to learn how to read and write, Khabar Lahariya has grown into an important outlet of Indian journalism. Covering events in small, rural communities whose isolat...

Apolitical

Anoush Darabi

7 November 2018

Cape Town, South Africa

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO
COLLECTION
0
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

A startup called WhereIsMyTransport has helped cities create timetables and route maps of informal public transit. The group sends data collectors out to ride local minibus routes, for example, then organizes the info...

FastCompany

Rina Raphael

1 November 2018

Davis, California, United States

Text

1500-3000 Words

ADD TO
COLLECTION
1
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

A collaboration between pro-choice activists and tech workers is—in the face of increasing restrictive policy—creating access to services and information. Events like the Abortion Access Hackathon provide a means for ...

Politico Magazine

Erick Trickey

25 October 2018

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Text

Over 3000 Words

ADD TO
COLLECTION
1
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

TransitMatters, a transit advocacy group in Boston, is using the power of data and innovative thinking to make Boston's public transportation better for residents. The group has been able to connect with local leaders...

Apolitical

Anoush Darabi

18 October 2018

Taiwan

Text

1500-3000 Words

ADD TO
COLLECTION
0
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

A community of technologists called g0v has produced open-source tools and redesigns of Taiwan’s public services. In collaboration with Digital Minister Audrey Tang, the group is helping citizens and civil society gro...

Logic Magazine

Nina Sparling

HUB MEMBER

15 October 2018

Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Text

1500-3000 Words

ADD TO
COLLECTION
0
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

True to hacker form, an MIT team wants "open-source agriculture," a technology that takes food production back from big corporations and makes it widely accessible. To this end, the OpenAg community, comprised of code...

Devex

Nithin Coca

HUB MEMBER

27 September 2018

Jakarta, Indonesia

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO
COLLECTION
1
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Indonesia's fisheries are responsible for a significant portion of the country's gross domestic product and job market. The industry is also one of the most threatened outlets due to a history of abuses including ille...

Next City

Emily Nonko

HUB MEMBER

14 September 2018

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Text

Under 800 Words

ADD TO
COLLECTION
1
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Leaders in Baltimore realized that improvements in food policy would be enhanced by more accurate language and more local activism. The Baltimore Food Policy Initiative brings together city agencies and uses data and ...

BBC

Tim Harford

27 August 2018

United Kingdom

Radio

5-15 Minutes

ADD TO
COLLECTION
0
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Technology has made it easier to fact-check speeches and interviews in real time. The organization Fullfact has made software that processes dialogue looking for claims and highlights whether those claims match verifi...

The New York Times Magazine

Nick Confessore

14 August 2018

California, United States

Multi-Media

Over 3000 Words

ADD TO
COLLECTION
3
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Alastair Mactaggart, decided he had enough off companies like Facebook and Google, which make trillions of dollars from collecting private data from users. While the U.S. has made attempts to regulate consumer privacy...

Nieman Lab

Shan Wang

8 August 2018

Germany

Text

1500-3000 Words

ADD TO
COLLECTION
1
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

German news site Zeit Online helped 600 pairs of people with opposing political views meet to discuss the issues in person. The "My Country Talks" initiative was so well-reviewed that Zeit Online is now partnering wit...

Apolitical

Anoush Darabi

27 July 2018

Tbilisi, Georgia

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO
COLLECTION
0
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Making government more transparent is one strategy that countries are using to counteract rising xenophobia and populism. More than 85 national and subnational governments have committed to publishing spending data, p...

The Intercept

Ryan Devereaux

23 July 2018

New York, New York, United States

Text

Over 3000 Words

ADD TO
COLLECTION
0
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

In order to understand and end legal and extralegal ways the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency terrorizes immigrant communities it is essential to understand where and how ICE raids are happening. ICEWatch is...

Apolitical

Anoush Darabi

2 July 2018

Berlin, Germany

Text

Under 800 Words

ADD TO
COLLECTION
0
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Berlin has historically struggled with implementing new digital advancements. Thanks to a collaborative effort however, the community can now be informed about the water pollution level of various lakes that are often...

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 better support and enable your membership. We care about your privacy and, in accordance with GDPR regulations, request your consent before giving you access to the membership services described above. You will also receive customized communications tailored to your interests as described by your selections. We will never sell your information to 3rd parties. You can cancel your membership and change your communications preferences at any time, though this may prevent you from participating in the opportunities provided by this program. View our full privacy policy here. By clicking submit, you accept these terms.

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 better support and enable your membership. We care about your privacy and, in accordance with GDPR regulations, request your consent before giving you access to the membership services described above. You will also receive customized communications tailored to your interests as described by your selections. We will never sell your information to 3rd parties. You can cancel your membership and change your communications preferences at any time, though this may prevent you from participating in the opportunities provided by this program. View our full privacy policy here. By clicking submit, you accept these terms.

If you want to get:

JOIN TODAY! It only takes 2 minutes and its completely free.

Please log in to continue:

Not a member yet? Click here to sign up,
and learn about our community and tools.

Get solutions stories in your inbox:

The response

THE RESPONSE FREE!

Weekly email with three solutions stories illustrating responses that work, pivoting off the latest news moments.

CLICK HERE to subscribe in your profile
WHICH COLLECTION DO YOU WANT TO ADD THIS STORYLINK TO?
+ CREATE A NEW COLLECTION
INCLUDE A NOTE ABOUT THIS STORYLINK (OPTIONAL)
Done
Add collection white

Collections are versatile, powerful and simple to create. From a customized course reader to an action-guide for an upcoming service-learning trip, collections illuminate themes, guide inquiry, and provide context for how people around the world are responding to social challenges.

1
Arrow 1

Name and describe your collection

Arrow 1
2

Add Stories

Arrow 1
3

Add external links at any time

4

Add to your collection over time and share!

1
2

Add stories to your collection from your list of Favorites below, or add stories directly to a collection from Search or Discover. Anytime you see the collection icon you can add a story. Just click the icon and follow the instructions on your screen.

3

This is a powerful feature to provide context and additional information to enhance your collection. Add a link to a relevant website, and a short description about how the resource relates to your collection.

ADD STORY FROM FAVORITES
+

Add stories directly from your Favorites, or Search for stories in our database.

If you come across a story you want to add to a collection, click the Collection icon and follow the instructions on your screen.

TITLE
NEWS OUTLET & JOURNALIST
DATE & LOCATION
THERE IN THIS COLLECTION:
THERE IN THIS COLLECTION:
ADD STORY FROM FAVORITES
+

Add stories directly from your Favorites, or Search for stories in our database.

If you come across a story you want to add to a collection, click the Collection icon and follow the instructions on your screen.

TITLE
NEWS OUTLET & JOURNALIST
DATE & LOCATION
DONE

You are about to un-favorite a item. Click YES if you want to delete this item from MY FAVORITES.

You are viewing the Story Tracker™ Tutorial

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