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Solutions journalism has been seen as a way to counter the dominance of negative reporting in the news cycle.

Thinking of giving it a go yourself? The University of Texas at Austin's Center for Media Engagement published a report on The Keys to Powerful Solutions Journalism. It looks at the individual components of solutions journalism and how it affects readers - there is also a quick video to get you started.

"When an article contains all five of these components - the problem, solution, implementation, results and insights - people felt like the article was of higher quality compared to articles that just had a problem or solution," says Natalie Jomini Stroud, Associate Professor at the university and co-publisher of the study.

Want more tips for writing and reporting solutions? Find out how at Newsrewired on 27 November at Reuters, London. Head to for the full agenda and tickets

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