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

We found 23 results for:

Literature and writing ×
Clear

Title
& Description

News Outlet
& Journalist

Date
& Location

MEDIA TYPE
& LENGTH

The Christian Science Monitor

Simon Montlake

29 July 2019

Rotherham, England

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Grimm & Co.'s Apothecary to the Magical is boosting child literacy skills in a former steel and coal town with a large low-income population. By offering an imaginative space and free writing workshops, the nonprofit ...

Pioneers Post

Pedro Lira

26 July 2019

Brazil

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Promoting more diverse and inclusive narratives takes a publisher interested more in social purpose than profits. Vira Letra, and independent publisher in Brazil, has employed a cost and profit-sharing business model ...

The Atlantic

Deborah Fallows

29 June 2019

New York City, New York, United States

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

The Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library is a branch of the New York Public Library system that offers a wide array of services for vision-impaired adults and children. They hold the largest physical colle...

Grist

Zoe Sayler

HUB MEMBER

20 June 2019

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

At Lowell School in Washington D.C., lessons about climate change don't just appear in science class, but also in most humanities courses. Cognizant of the stress this places on young students, the school has worked w...

OZY

Mariela Santos

28 May 2019

Brooklyn, New York, United States

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

When authors from traditionally marginalized communities can’t find space in the industry, they make their own. Using Twitter as a platform and safe space for authors having trouble getting into the literary world, #D...

KUSA

Megan Yoder

22 April 2019

Kutztown, Pennsylvania, United States

Broadcast TV News

3-5 Minutes

ADD TO COLLECTION
1
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

City Cuts is a special barbershop in Kutztown, PA that, in addition to being a barbershop, is simultaneously running an internationally-acclaimed literacy program for kids. Barber Jon Escueta gives young clients $3 to...

The New York Times

Rachel Cernansky

17 April 2019

Zaatari, Mafraq Governorate, Jordan

Text

1500-3000 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
1
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

We Love Reading, an organization backed by UNICEF and USAID, works with all of Jordan's Syrian refugee camps and one of Ethiopia's South Sudanese camps to use storytelling as a tool for psychological healing. It start...

Literary Hub

Sarah Hoenicke

9 April 2019

Jaffna, Sri Lanka

Text

Over 3000 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

The Sri Lankan Civil War lasted from 1983 to 2009 and bitterly divided the country into two sides between the Sri Lankan government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam. Years later in 2012, a literary program cal...

EduCeleb

Abdussalam Amoo

HUB MEMBER

17 January 2019

Ojokoro, Lagos, Nigeria

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

A community library built in Lagos, Nigeria by a nonprofit called Pyramid Educational Advancement (PEA) is filling a literacy gap in the area due to the low number of government-owned public libraries. Aside from simp...

BBC

Susila Silva

25 December 2018

Wisconsin, United States

Radio

Over 15 Minutes

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Around the world, people are putting out Little Free Libraries—a small birdhouse like box for people to take, leave, or swap books. These libraries have helped create easy access to book ownership and reading as well ...

The New York Times

Julia Jacobs

12 September 2018

United States

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Speak, a young adult novel that grapples with sexual violence, was heralded for its unflinching honesty. Now, in the wake of the #MeToo era, librarians and educators are “ turning to fiction to help teenagers understa...

CityLab

Linda Poon

23 August 2018

New York, New York, United States

Text

Under 800 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

The New York Public Library Insta Novels program makes public domain works available to be read on Instagram. Featuring engaging artwork and a user friendly format, Insta Novels make literature available to users with...

The Christian Science Monitor

Christopher Johnston

HUB MEMBER

9 July 2018

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

Text

1500-3000 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Cleveland has been quietly building a network of book clubs, libraries, and empowerment groups "using literature to empower marginalized groups, foster economic dynamism, and bridge social divides." From workplace and...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Anna Lekas Miller

6 July 2018

Berlin, Germany

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
2
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

In Germany, where the political ramifications of more liberal refugee policies are becoming known, the city of Berlin has become home to an "Arabic-language literary and cultural center," housed in a public library. T...

PBS NewsHour

Fred de Sam Lazaro

7 June 2018

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Broadcast TV News

Under 800 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

An organization called Books for Africa collects donations of books from all over the country to send to schools in Rwanda. Books for Africa has sent over 41 million books over the past 30 years to 53 different countr...

The Guardian

Arifa Akbar

9 December 2017

England

Text

1500-3000 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
1
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Many initiatives have been implemented to increase the diversity of British literary culture efforts such as establishing new publishing imprints, pairing writers with agents and editors, and providing paid internship...

The Christian Science Monitor

Christa Case Bryant

HUB MEMBER

29 November 2017

St. Louis, Missouri, United States

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

St. Louis-based We Stories provides parents with a course curriculum and reading list for the children with the goal of sparking conversations about race, oppression, and cultural awareness. The target audience of the...

Next City

Josh Cohen

5 July 2017

Seattle, Washington, United States

Text

Under 800 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Through poetry, Seattle's Civic Poet collected the stories, observations, and creativity of past and present residents. These poems were entered into a Poetic Grid, an online interface that connected the writing on a ...

The Big Issue

Christine Ro

HUB MEMBER

14 July 2016

Copenhagen, Denmark

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

The first Human Library emerged in 2000 in Copenhagen, and has since exploded in popularity to the point of operating chapters in more than 70 different countries. The concept is that readers should not judge a book b...

Press & Sun-Bulletin

John R. Roby

4 June 2016

Binghamton, New York, United States

Text

Over 3000 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Literacy rates can be a problem, especially in low-income school districts. Amid a years-in-the-making revision of literacy instruction, the Binghamton school district is seeing a payoff.

The New York Times

David Bornstein

HUB MEMBER

10 July 2013

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Social innovation rarely comes from “eureka” moments; it’s much more deliberate - it’s something that can be studied and learned. A short summer reading list for anyone interested in shaking up the status quo.

NPR

Ina Jaffe

5 July 2013

Los Angeles, California, United States

Radio

3-5 Minutes

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Dissatisfied with the opportunities for residents of assisted living facilities to engage in creative pursuits, Tim Carpenter developed senior ‘art colonies’ that provided writing, performance, and visual arts classes...

The New York Times

Courtney E. Martin

HUB MEMBER

21 March 2012

Los Angeles, California, United States

Text

1500-3000 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Global social and economic problems are difficult to change. However, fan-activism fuels the interests of fans of popular young adult fiction. Books such as Harry Potter and the Hunger Games have inspired activist gro...

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