Solutions journalism, the type of reporting that focuses on covering not just negative issues happening in society but also what is being done to solve them, has become more common practice for news organisations and is also being taught as part of journalism degrees.
The next step for journalists is to think of how this type of stories can be produced more visually, Nicole Dahmen, associate professor at the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication, explains in this post on MediaShift.
Dahmen points out there has to be a balance between text and imagery in solutions stories, and that visuals should be considered at the beginning of the process and not as an afterthought. She also recommends using Canva, VideoScribe, and Adobe Spark to produce multimedia elements.
"Not all multimedia elements included with a solutions story need to be solutions-defined reporting in their entirety. The text may identify the problem and insight, while a video might provide evidence and limitations."
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