We found 14 results for:
4 June 2020
New Jersey, United States
Citizen watchdogs can hold local police accountable by using the tactics of investigative reporters that have successfully exposed systemic problems and sparked reforms. One reporter shares five approaches he’s used t...
8 January 2020
The ALICE Training Institute provides active-shooter training for schools around the United States. The organization’s website says that 18 schools have had success using its protocol, and yet an investigation by The ...
8 November 2019
Austin, Texas, United States
Over 3000 Words
Non-partisan, watchdog journalism has formed a financially healthy platform for Texas Tribune in its first decade, filling a public-interest gap left by shrinkage in the number of statehouse reporters from 95 in 1989 ...
6 November 2019
La Liga Contra El Silencio is an alliance of 16 news organizations and hundreds of journalists in Colombia. It protects journalists against threats, which have the effect of censoring reporting on certain topics. La L...
27 June 2019
Fact-based, data-driven, and solution-oriented journalism can shift the media paradigm from asking “what” to asking “how.” Solutions journalism, known also as constructive journalism in Europe, focuses on data and evi...
27 March 2019
California, United States
When a new California law unlocked the disciplinary records on misconduct from 700 police agencies statewide, competing news organizations formed the California Reporting Project to accomplish as a team what would hav...
23 July 2018
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Under 800 Words
Through collaboration, media outlets can cover important issues with depth and diversity as well as reach a wide audience. In Philadelphia, 19 newspaper and radio outlets collaborated to cover poverty in Philadelphia ...
25 June 2018
New York, New York, United States
Using their research skills to obtain public information, a group of librarians created an interactive map showing the location of ICE offices and juvenile detention facilities. They also created a toolkit to assist d...
15 April 2018
In order to address shrinking newsrooms across the country as well as diminishing opportunities for journalists to learn the tools of reporting, the Report For America program was created. Modeled on AmeriCorps, the p...
21 March 2018
As America’s war in Afghanistan reaches 17 years, the war in Iraq reaches 15 years, and military action continues in other parts of the world there is a need for reporting on these conflicts that is informed, independ...
22 December 2016
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Broadcast TV News
Over 15 Minutes
Faced with abysmal customer service during a spate of incorrect, excessive usage bills from Cleveland's municipal water department, residents turned their attention to the nation's top-ranked utility, Miami-Dade Water...
Columbia Journalism Review
21 October 2016
Founded in 2012, the Economic Hardship Reporting Project commissions, edits, and places articles, films, photojournalism and other reportage focused on inequality. EHRP’s articles not only humanize issues of inequalit...
23 May 2016
Over 3000 Words
Risk assessments are supposed to make the criminal justice system better by predicting which defendants are likely to commit new crimes. Defendant scores are given to judges during criminal sentencing in nine states, ...
22 December 2013
High Point, North Carolina, United States
Under 800 Words
Areas of High Point, North Carolina have suffered from crime, poverty, and neglect, until the city began implementing Operation Ceasefire, a policing program that uses data collecting, community support against crime....
Help us grow our database of solutions stories! Please enter the following information. Our staff will review the story, and if it meets our criteria, it will be added to the Solutions Story Tracker®.
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.
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:
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:
Conference attendee listening to speaker, Jenifer Daniels / Colorstock getcolorstock.com.
Photo Credit: Kevork Djansezian via Getty Images
Photo Credit: Sonia Narang