Solutions Journalism

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Journalism & Design

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Solutions Journalism
Fall 2022
Taught By: Allison Lichter Joseph
Section: A

CRN: 8998

Credits: 4

Solutions journalism is rigorous and compelling reporting about responses to social problems – poverty, racial injustice, homophobia, the impacts of the climate crisis, to name just a few. While journalism traditionally shines light on these problems, solutions stories explore responses to these problems, assessing their effectiveness and their limitations. Reporting on responses can help equip people with the knowledge they need to envision and build a more equitable world. By the end of this course, students will be able to: tell the difference between solutions reporting and advocacy work; understand the ways that solutions journalism engages audiences and builds trust in journalism; have a new understanding of the role of journalism in creating social change. Students will also create their own solutions stories through research, reporting and observation; using text, photography, video and social media campaigns. This course is open to students within the major, or by permission of the instructor. This course satisfies the Reporting and Craft Elective requirement for the Journalism + Design major.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Journalism & Design (LLSJ)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 12, 2022 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: December 18, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few 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: 11:02am EST 1/27/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Monday, Wednesday
Times: 10:00am - 11:40am
Building: Eugene Lang 65 W11th
Room: 261
Date Range: 8/29/2022 - 12/12/2022