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

We found 818 results for:

Eliminating barriers ×
Clear

Title
& Description

News Outlet
& Journalist

Date
& Location

MEDIA TYPE
& LENGTH

NPR

Eric Westervelt

Barbara Brosher

19 February 2019

Indiana, United States

Radio

5-15 Minutes

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Indiana's Second Chance law was passed in 2013 and allows people to petition to remove their misdemeanor convictions and arrests from public view. In Marion County alone, more than 11,500 people have visited the full-...

FastCompany

Adele Peters

19 February 2019

United States

Text

Under 800 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
1
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

A grantmaking organization known as The Solutions Project seeks to diversify the traditional white male-dominated world of philanthropy by pledging to invest 95% of its resources in renewable energy projects led by pe...

The Verge

Angela Chen

HUB MEMBER

19 February 2019

Uganda

Text

Under 800 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Cases of malaria in Uganda are increasing, and early diagnoses are key to managing the situation. Piggybacking off of the idea of using paper sensors, doctors have successfully been able to use this financially savvy ...

Yes! Magazine

Maureen O'Hagan

HUB MEMBER

15 February 2019

Portland, United States

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

In Portland, legislation to legalize marijuana also includes a provision to provide funds specifically to marijuana businesses run by those disproportionately impacted by the "war on drugs." Now, Portland offers compe...

Deseret News

Lauren Bennett

HUB MEMBER

15 February 2019

Utah, United States

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
1
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

By removing barriers to access, the Accessible Arts Academy empowers visually impaired students to engage with the arts. The three-week program at the Utah Schools for the Deaf and Blind brings together schools and co...

The New York Times

Janet Morrissey

14 February 2019

United States

Text

1500-3000 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

The future of medical devices is beginning to heavily rely on the integration of technological advances including apps, robotic and 3-D printing. From increasing education around diabetes via an app to digital smart p...

The Marshall Project

Simone Weichselbaum

14 February 2019

United States

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

As police departments across the country face a shortage in recruitments, states like Tennessee and Colorado have lifted the ban on non-citizens from becoming officers. As a result, jurisdictions that allow this hav...

Pacific Standard

Massoud Hayoun

14 February 2019

North Dakota, United States

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

A variety of reasons can make it hard for Native Americans to vote. Voter ID laws that require proof of address prohibit some Native American nations without formal addresses. And often polling places are situated too...

The Colorado Sun

Jason Blevins

12 February 2019

Colorado, United States

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

In 2018, Western Colorado University became the first school in the United States to offer an outdoor-industry MBA degree. The nascent program offers students a deep dive into many aspects of industry leadership -- su...

The Seattle Times

Katherine Long

HUB MEMBER

12 February 2019

Seattle, United States

Text

Under 800 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
1
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Washington State is pioneering savings accounts for people with disabilities that won't penalize them for saving for financial stability by barring them from essential federal aid programs. The accounts are tax-free a...

Next City

Rachel Kaufman

HUB MEMBER

12 February 2019

San Diego, California, United States

Text

Under 800 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

San Diego residents may be seeing more placemaking projects, like murals or pedestrian plazas, because of a more streamlined permitting process. The city, notorious for making such projects difficult and expense to in...

The Verge

Lux Alptraum

11 February 2019

Palo Alto, California, United States

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

College campuses across the United States are installing emergency contraception vending machines in order to expand access and decrease stigma around medications such as Plan B. Although not all universities support ...

GreenBiz

Maki Tazawa

11 February 2019

United States

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Because the upfront costs of transitioning a farm to be certified organic can be burdensome to farmers amidst a growing demand for organic food, large companies like Kashi and Land O'Lakes are creating a number of ini...

FastCompany

Adele Peters

7 February 2019

United States

Text

Under 800 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
1
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

A new mobile app called Tarjimly connects refugees with much needed translation services, especially in times of emergency. With over 8,000 volunteer translators who speak over 90 languages, the adaptable app can brea...

Next City

Jared Brey

HUB MEMBER

7 February 2019

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Text

Under 800 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

New grassroots efforts often struggle to get off the ground due to lack of funding. In Baltimore, a group called CLLCTIVLY aims to fix this problem for black-led non-profit organizations by offering a $1,000 prize eve...

The Christian Science Monitor

Dina Kraft

6 February 2019

Tel Aviv, Israel

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
1
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

A school in Tel Aviv welcomes immigrant and refugee children with open arms, providing language classes, long school days, extracurricular activities, and more. Members of the community volunteer to tutor and lead aft...

Government Technology (GovTech)

Melia Russell

5 February 2019

San Francisco, California, United States

Text

1500-3000 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Access to a smartphone or Internet services can assist in escaping homelessness. By offering WiFi, San Francisco-based homeless shelters hope not only to bring more individuals in off the street, but also to provide t...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Sarah Toth Stub

5 February 2019

Tel Aviv, Israel

Text

1500-3000 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

An Israeli Facebook group serves as a women's network for current or former prostitutes seeking help and support. The Hebrew-language group, called Lo Omdot Mineged, provides help in many forms, ranging from crowdsour...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Allison Herrera

HUB MEMBER

5 February 2019

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
1
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

By reducing daycare costs to nearly nothing, Québec's universal child care program allows more women than ever to join the labor force, rather than stay home and care for their children. The United States now looks to...

Next City

Malcolm Burnley

4 February 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Text

Over 3000 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Riverside Correction Facility in Philadelphia has implemented a program that allows incarcerated new mothers the opportunity to both learn about the benefits of maintaining breast milk supply, and also provide it for ...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

HUB MEMBER

4 February 2019

Elsie, Michigan, United States

Text

1500-3000 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
1
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Smartphone technology levels the playing field for low-income people, utilizing services that manage SNAP food-assistance budgets, pay parking tickets on time, payday loans, and more. Applications like Fresh EBT work ...

OZY

Nick Fouriezos

31 January 2019

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
1
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Despite not yet charged with a crime, many of those incarcerated are in jail because they can't afford a cash bail. Criminal justice reformers are working to change that by both posting bail for those that cannot affo...

The Hechinger Report

Mareesa Nicosia

HUB MEMBER

28 January 2019

Alaska, United States

Text

1500-3000 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Three school districts in northwestern Alaska are using a high-speed fiber-optic cable connection to increase connectivity and offer students new opportunities to use educational technology that their peers in other p...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

HUB MEMBER

24 January 2019

Massachusetts, United States

Text

1500-3000 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

For social service agencies, prioritizing well-being requires new procedures and a framework for understanding holistic wellness. The Full Frame Initiative has partnered with agencies in the states of Massachusetts an...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Jill Harkins

22 January 2019

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Text

1500-3000 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

When Sanjay Patel realized there was unused land and parking lots near many of Atlanta's MARTA stations, he had an idea - working with city partners, Patel built soccer fields in and adjacent to several stations, offs...

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