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

We found 721 results for:

Eliminating barriers ×
Clear

Title
& Description

News Outlet
& Journalist

Date
& Location

MEDIA TYPE
& LENGTH

Philadelphia Gay News

Laura Smythe

20 June 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

There are many factors that prohibit people from being able to attend mental health counseling including financial reasoning and difficulty finding the right therapist. This is often even more difficult for the LGBTQ ...

The Hechinger Report

Andy Johnston

14 June 2019

Georgia, United States

Text

1500-3000 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
1
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Many financial aid and orientation papers are written at the reading level of college seniors and graduate students, posing barriers for students trying to navigate the college application process and beyond. The Univ...

Richland Source

Carl Hunnell

12 June 2019

Shelby, Ohio, United States

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

A rural intersection in Shelby, Ohio has received a safety makeover: new paving and rumble strips. The intersection was the site of a fatal car accident in May 2019 and Josh Boggs – a father who lost family members in...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

HUB MEMBER

11 June 2019

Oregon, United States

Text

1500-3000 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

In Washington, Oregon, and Colorado, the traditional polling place has all but disappeared. In its place is the rise of the mail-in ballot, a convenient, inclusive method where states mail ballots to every registered ...

Voz de Guanacaste

Noelia Esquivel

HUB MEMBER

10 June 2019

La Cruz, Costa Rica

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Throughout the province of Guanacaste, teen pregnancy is among one of the difficulties facing the region, but collaborative efforts in La Cruz are working to reverse the trend. From expanding access to birth control t...

Eye On Ohio

Katie Ellington

9 June 2019

Columbus, Ohio, United States

Text

1500-3000 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Though Ohio has traditionally relied on volunteers to be guardians to elder folks who don't have support of family or loved ones, the court system looks to partnerships with external organizations to give at-risk seni...

NPR

Taylor Wizner

29 May 2019

Michigan, United States

Radio

3-5 Minutes

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Northern Michigan University has found a way to tap into the Educational Resource Spectrum to secure high speed internet access for off-campus students and nearby underserved communities. To figure out if this little-...

The Christian Science Monitor

Whitney Eulich

28 May 2019

Mexico

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

For the past three years, a service news media company has written stories specifically responding to questions sent in by Mexican migrants living in the U.S. “We realized Mexican migrants in the U.S. didn’t need gene...

KQED

Michelle Wiley

28 May 2019

San Francisco, California, United States

Radio

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
1
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

The first ever shelter for transgender youth has opened in San Francisco. The space, run by Larkin Street Youth Services, has 6 beds for previously homeless trans youth aged 18-24. In addition to providing services ta...

The Guardian

Emily Yates

28 May 2019

Breda, North Brabant, Netherlands

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

The Dutch city of Breda is making great strides in making their city accessible for all with more than 800 shops and bars physically accessible and more than 26 city resident and tourist-focused websites now accessibl...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Jessica Press

22 May 2019

Ithaca, New York, United States

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

In Ithaca, New York, city meetings are now offering free childcare to parents who want to civically engage but are unable to do so because of childcare responsibilities. Recognizing that their meetings skewed older an...

NPR

Caroline Covington

HUB MEMBER

20 May 2019

Texas, United States

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Many people associate post-traumatic stress disorder as a diagnosis exclusively reserved for military or emergency responders, and this limited definition can lead to misdiagnoses for everyday civilians. Training more...

The Hechinger Report

Brenda Iaesvoli

19 May 2019

Seattle, Washington, United States

Text

1500-3000 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Undeterred by a lack of funding from the state and federal government, U.S. cities are successfully getting citizen approval to raise property taxes for the purpose of funding early childcare education programs. In Se...

Durango Herald

Mary Shinn

HUB MEMBER

17 May 2019

Colorado, United States

Text

Under 800 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

It's not just soaring tuition expenses that prevent students from completing their college education - emergency expenses such as medical care and car repair can also be disruptive. A new program at Fort Lewis College...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Michaela Haas

HUB MEMBER

14 May 2019

Chester Springs, Pennsylvania, United States

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
1
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Accessing preventative health care, such as routine mammograms, is often dictated by socioeconomic levels and geographical boundaries. To change this, an engineer sought out technology and partnerships that eventually...

Apolitical

Eve Livingston

13 May 2019

Delhi, India

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Recent efforts to bring a gender perspective, especially a feminist one, to urban planning are making cities safer and more inclusive. One Indian app called SafetiPin crowdsources ratings of public spaces based on var...

The Marshall Project

Beth Schwartzapfel

10 May 2019

Newark, New Jersey, United States

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

When treating opioid addiction, the typical approach is medication in conjunction with mandatory therapy sessions and a myriad of other check-ins. Realizing that this method was failing many people that were not able ...

NPR

Monica Gokey

9 May 2019

Salmon, Idaho, United States

Text

Under 800 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Visitors to the Salmon-Challis National Forest in Idaho can now access the wealth of information in a guidebook with the convenience of a smartphone app. The app, which contains valuable information on history, visito...

The Denver Channel

Kumasi Aaron

HUB MEMBER

7 May 2019

Denver, Colorado, United States

Text

Under 800 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

To curb chronic absences, a Denver school joined the growing number of schools nationally who have installed a washing machine within their walls to reduce stigmas and allow students to focus on learning.

The Hechinger Report

Lawrence Lanahan

4 May 2019

United States

Text

1500-3000 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

A growing number of companies are eliminating the phrase "bachelor's degree required" from their job postings. The Hechinger Report explores how companies such as Houghton Mifflin have shifted their hiring practices i...

GreenBiz

Nate Berg

2 May 2019

Roanoke, North Carolina, United States

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

EEtility, an Arkansas-based B corporation that works with utility companies to upgrade home energy conservation, has a cost-effective solution to reach low-income areas. By using a model called tariffed on-bill financ...

AZ Big Media

Macie Williams

2 May 2019

Phoenix, Arizona, United States

Text

1500-3000 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Arizona's Homeless I.D. Project helps houseless folks obtain identification documents such as IDs, birth certificates, and social security cards to facilitate re-entry into society. IDs are often stolen or misplaced w...

The Guardian

Tina Rosenberg

HUB MEMBER

30 April 2019

Zimbabwe

Text

Over 3000 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Depression and anxiety impact people across socioeconomic levels and geographic boundaries, despite being thought of as mostly isolated to wealthier western regions. Because training mental health professionals can be...

NBC News

Natalia Abrahams

29 April 2019

Pennsylvania, United States

Text

Under 800 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

After hearing about the killing of Philando Castile at a routine traffic stop, Jackie Carter realized that she could do something to help prevent similar events from happening in the future. Carter has created and dis...

The New York Times

Choe Sang-Hun

27 April 2019

South Korea

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

In some schools in rural South Korea, grandchildren and grandparents learn side by side. In recent years, a declining birthrate in South Korea has led to empty seats in many elementary schools. Many elder women, who m...

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