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From leading service trips to conducting research, students are informing and infusing their own education with the knowledge of what is working.
We are collaborating with students to create resources that will provide a flexible framework of how students might approach using solutions journalism in their classes, research, service trip, or student organizations. Submit your email below and we will alert you when we launch these student resources.
Throughout this process, we will be surfacing stories of how students are integrating solutions journalism into their own learning—inside and outside of the classroom. Have a story to share? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Photo Credits: Almudena Toral; Gabe Hernandez/Corpus Christi Caller-Times; Cody Pope; Matt Stokes
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Success Factors are the tactics that are critical to a response’s success or failure. What social change strategy did this solution use that made it work (or not work)?
We developed this in-house. It was a long process, headed by Tina Rosenberg, Taylor Nelson, and Matthew Zipf, which involved reading hundreds of stories to see what tactics were critical to making a response work. Much solutions journalism tells the story of a response that succeeded where others had failed, and seeks to identify how — what did this response do differently? We tried to identify, name and classify all these different tactics.
The same Success Factor can power all kinds of social initiatives. For example, “addressing underlying issues” or “building trust” can lead to successful responses in education, health, criminal justice and many other fields. People working in all these fields can benefit by learning how successful programs use these tactics. And using the focus of Success Factors to make these connections helps people to understand the systems that create social change.
Click here for our full Success Factor Guide, which breaks down our Success Factor tags and their definitions.
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