Solutions Journalism Network - While the Solutions Journalism Network began and is still centred in the US, we cannot write this article without giving a mention to its global offerings. Journalists across the world can access the educational material in the online Learning Lab, keep an eye on upcoming training sessions and grant opportunities, browse the list of accredited trainers including 18 journalists across Europe, and join the Facebook group. It also has a database 13,700 articles in its solutions journalism story tracker.
Freelance Journalism Assembly (Europe-wide) - Organised by the European Journalism Centre, you will find resources on several different topics in Arabic, English, French and Spanish, including guides to writing solutions stories as well as resources for topics such as climate, development and migration which are ripe for a constructive reporting angle.
Solutions Journalism Accelerator - Also run by the EJC, this is a three-year programme to support solutions journalism in France, Germany and the UK. The second of its two calls for grant funding will open applications in early 2023.
Transitions Online (Central and Eastern Europe) - Transitions is the hub for solutions-focused reporting in the CEE region. The independent news organisations runs regular training sessions and has opportunities for freelance journalists to benefit from mentorships and microgrants for their constructive reporting.
ReSolve Europe - Calling itself "a non-profit organisation at the crossroads of solutions journalism, social innovation, and active citizenship", ReSolve has several newsroom partners and produces a regular newsletter with constructive stories from across the continent.
Constructive Institute (Denmark) - If you are being precise, solutions journalism is a specific methodology that comes under the broader umbrella of constructive journalism, though the terms are sometimes used interchangeably. Denmark's Constructive Institute runs conferences, masterclasses and other events for journalists interested in using their work to highlight and contribute to positive progress.
New6s (Belgium) - Based in Belgium and want to learn more about constructive journalism? Join the regular informal Meet&Greet networking events run by New6s.
Reporters d’Espoirs (France) - Promoting solutions journalism in France, this non-profit works with multiple publications and organisations (including some outside France) to develop the practice.
DW Akademie (Germany) - Deutsche Welle offers various events and reports on innovative methods in media, which are not always directly related to solutions journalism but it is a frequent theme and the German broadcaster is a champion of the approach.
Italian Constructive Media Association (Italy) - An organisation offering training and events for journalists working on solutions-focused coverage.
Constructive Network (Italy) - A network led by Assunta Corbo and made up of over 100 journalism professionals across Italy. It offers networking opportunities, training and workshops, and promotes Italian solutions journalism.
Instituto de Periodismo Constructivo (Spain) - Mentorships, training workshops and other editorial and strategy support are on offer to newsrooms, editors and journalists in Spain who want to improve their solutions-oriented reporting.
News Literacy Network (UK) - This newly launched network aims to have a global reach in creating more constructive news media. At the time of writing, they were calling for people with expertise in this type of journalism to join the efforts, including solutions journalists as well as fact-checkers for example.
Bonn Institute for Journalism and Constructive Dialogue (Germany) - A non-profit for constructive journalism that shares resources, provides training and projects for newsrooms and freelance journalists, and fosters knowledge about constructive journalism in Germany. It also has a fortnightly English newsletter.
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