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

We found 191 results for:

Piggybacking ×
Clear

Title
& Description

News Outlet
& Journalist

Date
& Location

MEDIA TYPE
& LENGTH

Business Daily

Nasibo Kabale

10 July 2018

Kenya

Text

Under 800 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Kenya is among the first countries in African to have a cancer test machine that will help cut the time and cost it takes to diagnose cancer. A medical laboratory services firm acquired the IDYLLA lab machine that all...

CityLab

Kriston Capps

5 July 2018

Takoma Park, Maryland, United States

Text

1500-3000 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
1
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Takoma Park’s youth council may be the most powerful teen legislature in the nation. The city was the first to lower the voting age to 16 years old, so council members are not only communicating youth perspectives but...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

HUB MEMBER

4 July 2018

United States

Text

1500-3000 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
2
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

The ALL IN challenge implores leaders at colleges across the United States to better incorporate civic engagement education into curriculum and use non-partisan tactics to encourage students to register to vote. The r...

Yale E360

Maria Gallucci

28 June 2018

Houston, Texas, United States

Text

1500-3000 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

A lack of sulfur caps has lead to negative health impacts for those living along ship channels. After Emissions Control Areas proved successful internationally, however, this protocol is now being expanded to impact m...

KCRW

Deepa Fernandes

HUB MEMBER

28 June 2018

Los Angeles, California, United States

Radio

5-15 Minutes

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

In Los Angeles, motel owners are teaming up with homeless services providers to offer up their rooms to people experiencing homelessness. The partnership means that motel owners can turn over the day-to-day operations...

Apolitical

Miranda Hall

18 June 2018

India

Text

1500-3000 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Affordable and flexible child care allows female informal workers to earn more money and frees older children to attend school. One model that works well comes from the Self-Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) in Indi...

NPR

Selena Simmons-Duffin

11 June 2018

District of Columbia, United States

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

In some D.C. neighborhoods with high rates of teen pregnancy, schools are stepping in with more than just school nurses; dedicated midwives have conversations with students, educating students, providing birth control...

Ensia

Frank Jossi

4 June 2018

Minnesota, United States

Text

1500-3000 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
1
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

As land for solar energy production has increased around the world, cities have discovered that the same land can provide robust “pollinator-friendly” crops. These lands function as “dual-farms” because the agricultur...

Governing

Natalie Delgadillo

1 June 2018

United States

Text

1500-3000 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

With the rise in mass shootings around the United States, more municipalities and schools are buying active shooter insurance so they can handle costs that come from mass casualty incidents and not go bankrupt. Some i...

The Seattle Times

Katherine Long

HUB MEMBER

1 June 2018

Nashville, Tennessee, United States

Text

1500-3000 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
1
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan looks to Tennessee's initiative that offers free community college education for every high-school graduate in the state. Only one year after Tennessee became the first state to offer such a...

NHPR

Lauren Chooljian

23 May 2018

New Hampshire, United States

Radio

5-15 Minutes

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

With rising suicide rates and the high rate of suicide by firearm, gun owners and public health workers collaborating in the hopes of preventing more deaths. The Gun Shop Project, based in New Hampshire, is working to...

CityLab

Zach Mortice

8 May 2018

Waukegan, Illinois, United States

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

When Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep, one of a national network of work-study high schools, was looking to move out of an outdated building, an abandoned big box KMart caught administrators' eyes. Strapped by a tig...

Bright Magazine

Sarika Bansal

HUB MEMBER

17 April 2018

United States

Text

Under 800 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Many U.S. government systems are stuck in the pre-digital age. Instead of creating independent products and services, Code for America gets to the heart of the problem by working within government agencies to make cur...

KRWG TV + 90.7FM

Anthony Moreno

HUB MEMBER

12 April 2018

Melrose, New Mexico, United States

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

In many states, schools are now required to offer computer science curriculum. But in New Mexico, particularly in rural towns, there are few resources in place to expose students to the growing field. In Melrose, a to...

High Country News

Leah Todd

HUB MEMBER

6 April 2018

Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States

Text

1500-3000 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Across the United States, tribal lands have the lowest access to internet, an issue that restricts opportunity and education in those areas. In New Mexico, several small tribes have partnered to lay fiber-optic cables...

KUNM

Marisa Demarco

HUB MEMBER

5 April 2018

Taos, New Mexico, United States

Radio

3-5 Minutes

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

In rural New Mexico, a co-op that has traditionally provided electricity is also providing a new service - internet access. The "digital divide" has been identified as a key hurdle in overcoming poverty; the co-op als...

Oakland Magazine

Sarah Kwon

HUB MEMBER

2 April 2018

Oakland, California, United States

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
1
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Dentists at the Asian Health Services Group in Oakland added a screening for mental health to their pre-appointment paperwork. Due to language barriers and cultural reluctance to acknowledge mental health issues, many...

The New York Times

Patricia Leigh Brown

HUB MEMBER

27 March 2018

Orange Grove, California, United States

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Joint use policies turn communal spaces—such as schools and churches—during off-hours into a place for public health programs. This can be especially impactful in communities were the ability to exercise outside can b...

Alaska Public Media

Anne Hillman

HUB MEMBER

21 March 2018

Anchorage, Alaska, United States

Radio

3-5 Minutes

ADD TO COLLECTION
1
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Expansion of Medicaid in Alaska is helping low-income adults, especially those with mental health issues and addiction, receive the care that they need to remain productive members of society. Being able to see primar...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

HUB MEMBER

13 March 2018

New York, New York, United States

Text

1500-3000 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

PowerMyLearning, a U.S. nonprofit, is changing the culture around homework by more actively involving parents in the process. Based on the belief that both students and parents can learn from each other in these excha...

The Verge

Shannon Liao

12 March 2018

Arizona, United States

Text

Under 800 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
1
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

The University of Arizona is tracking activity on students' ID cards to identify the likelihood of freshmen dropping out and intervene when appropriate. Combined with information on student grades and financial aid, s...

Deutsche Welle (DW)

Manuel Rueda

7 March 2018

Cali, Colombia

Multi-Media

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
1
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Cities near some of Columbia's national forests have seen a dramatic increase in their bird populations and tourism numbers after fighting between the government and guerilla groups quieted down. Many locals are findi...

The New York Times

Farah Stockman

3 March 2018

United States

Text

1500-3000 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
1
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Universities are using competitions, music, and prizes to encourage civic engagement among students. Efforts are aided by a national study that allows schools to see how many of their students voted either locally or ...

Colorado Community Media

Shanna Fortier

3 January 2018

Arvada, Colorado, United States

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
1
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

High rates of homelessness are an issue for many cities in America, and the associated perils increase dramatically in severe weather situations. In Colorado's Jefferson County, The Severe Weather Shelter Network, a C...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Jill Harkins

21 December 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

During his tenure in veterinary school at University of Pennsylvania, then-vet student Benjamin Lewis saw a disconnect between animal testing and the animals being tested on. In an attempt to revolutionize this practi...

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.
SUBMIT A NON-ENGLISH STORY

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

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