Solutions Journalism

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Journalism & Design

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Solutions Journalism

Fall 2021

Taught By: Allison Lichter Joseph

Section: AX

CRN: 8998

Credits: 4

Solutions journalism (SoJo) is an approach to journalism that focuses on responses to the most complex problems we face today: poverty, climate change, the impacts of systemic racism, and beyond. While journalism traditionally shines light on these problems, solutions stories explore whether responses to these problems are successful. By the end of this course, students will be able to: discriminate between SoJo, advocacy and soft news; value how SoJo can engage audiences; see themselves as contributing to the debate about the role of journalism and the journalist in a democratic society. They will also create solutions journalism through appropriate sources, narrative styles and interview techniques. This course is open to students within the major, or by permission of the instructor.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Journalism & Design (LLSJ)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 13, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 21, 2021 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 11:10pm 10/18/2021 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm

Building: Eugene Lang 65 W11th

Room: 261

Date Range: 8/31/2021 - 12/7/2021