Learning from Failure

Solutions Journalism

New York Times and SJN

New York City

Print Reporter/Digital Reporter/Staff Writer

Learning from failure focuses on analyzing, adapting to, and making use of failure. By embracing and understanding the lessons of a failed solution, changemakers can turn failure into a learning experience.  Stories here discuss ideas such as  a school program that narrows in on the root causes of dropping out, and a unique approach that is finding success in cleaning Nepal's Bagmati river.  This collection focuses on how studying responses that haven't worked can create even stronger solutions moving forward.