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Story Type: Big New Idea

9 Stories

This collection highlights stories of the story type "big new idea". 

Many solutions-oriented...

created by

Elizabeth Tompkins

Solutions Journalism Network

Media Training Professional

Story Type: Apples to Apples

3 Stories

This collection showcases stories of the story type "Apples to Apples."

The main question here is:...

created by

Elizabeth Tompkins

Solutions Journalism Network

Media Training Professional

Positive Peer Pressure

8 Stories

This collection of stories all show how people are solving problems using peer pressure. Normally...

created by

Tina Rosenberg

New York Times and SJN

Print Reporter/Digital Reporter/Staff Writer

Impact measurement

7 Stories

This collection of stories looks at impact measurement, and how it can be used to make programs...

created by

Tina Rosenberg

New York Times and SJN

Print Reporter/Digital Reporter/Staff Writer

Wind Energy

5 Stories
This collection explores the dynamic and sometimes controversial wind energy sector and the...
created by

Holley Gaskill

Solutions Journalism Network

Other

Learning from Failure

4 Stories

Learning from failure focuses on analyzing, adapting to, and making use of failure. By embracing...

created by

Tina Rosenberg

New York Times and SJN

Print Reporter/Digital Reporter/Staff Writer

Downshift Jobs

8 Stories

Downshift jobs examines ways to train people close to issues to accomplish the same goals as...

created by

Tina Rosenberg

New York Times and SJN

Print Reporter/Digital Reporter/Staff Writer

Last mile delivery

3 Stories

Last mile delivery focuses on building the last step in a delivery model to make sure people...

created by

Tina Rosenberg

New York Times and SJN

Print Reporter/Digital Reporter/Staff Writer

Frugal innovation

5 Stories

Frugal innovation focuses on adapting goods or services in ways that are financially accessible...

created by

Tina Rosenberg

New York Times and SJN

Print Reporter/Digital Reporter/Staff Writer

Piggybacking

3 Stories

Piggybacking focuses on broadening an impact by attaching a program to one that’s already...

created by

Tina Rosenberg

New York Times and SJN

Print Reporter/Digital Reporter/Staff Writer

Leveling the playing field

3 Stories

Leveling the playing field focuses on reforming systems to make them fairer.  In Egypt, hep...

created by

Tina Rosenberg

New York Times and SJN

Print Reporter/Digital Reporter/Staff Writer

Focusing on assets, not needs

5 Stories

Focusing on assets, not needs explores programs that take advantage of pre-existing assets and...

created by

Tina Rosenberg

New York Times and SJN

Print Reporter/Digital Reporter/Staff Writer

Meeting people where they are

4 Stories

Meeting people where they are focuses on the progress that can be made when systems change to...

created by

Tina Rosenberg

New York Times and SJN

Print Reporter/Digital Reporter/Staff Writer

Help instead of punishment

6 Stories

Help instead of punishment explores the successes achieved when people in need are provided with...

created by

Tina Rosenberg

New York Times and SJN

Print Reporter/Digital Reporter/Staff Writer

Overview: Attacking root causes

5 Stories

Addressing the root causes of issues solves problems by examining the underlying factors....

created by

Tina Rosenberg

New York Times and SJN

Print Reporter/Digital Reporter/Staff Writer

Addressing underlying issues

6 Stories

The root causes of familiar social challenges such as poverty or violence are often difficult to...

created by

Holley Gaskill

Solutions Journalism Network

Other

Leveraging Technology

6 Stories

Technology is a broad term, encompassing the rapidly-evolving field of devices, data, and systems...

created by

Holley Gaskill

Solutions Journalism Network

Other

Hydro Energy

4 Stories
Dam-generated electricity is currently the planet’s largest source of renewable energy,...
created by

Holley Gaskill

Solutions Journalism Network

Other

Establishing Social Norms

5 Stories

Social norms are difficult to change, especially ones that are embedded in old prejudices and...

created by

Lita Tirak

Solutions Journalism Network

Researcher or Data Scientists

Building trust

3 Stories

Trust fosters confidence, particularly with marginalized communities that have little faith in...

created by

Lita Tirak

Solutions Journalism Network

Researcher or Data Scientists

Building personal relationships

5 Stories

When socioeconomic systems fail, and personal divisions separate people, building personal...

created by

Lita Tirak

Solutions Journalism Network

Researcher or Data Scientists

Water: Agricultural Management

6 Stories

Water is the most important resource on the planet, but climate change and a growing global...

created by

Holley Gaskill

Solutions Journalism Network

Other

Crowdfunding

5 Stories

In an age of economic globalization and rapidly-increasing access to technology, new avenues are...

created by

Holley Gaskill

Solutions Journalism Network

Other

Micro-Enterprise

5 Stories

In addressing the vast, complex issue of poverty, change-makers are beginning to look beyond the...

created by

Holley Gaskill

Solutions Journalism Network

Other

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