Solutions journalism has been discussed as a way to recapture audiences who became disengaged from the news as a result of negative reporting and many large organisations like BBC are adopting this approach to news.
If you are looking to bring solutions reporting into your newsroom, however, it can be hard to know how to get the ball moving.
Journalism.co.uk spoke to Julia Hotz, community manager, Solutions Journalism Network about the key tenants and reporting techniques used in solutions journalism.
In the video interview, Hotz talks about the key places to look for solutions, the best questions to ask in an interview, how to check those claims and what to keep an eye out for in the sub-editing process.
"Once you have a widespread public consensus on what is the problem, that is when it is time to start looking for solutions," she advised.
Get more tips on writing and reporting solutions at Newsrewired on 27 November at Reuters, London. Head to newsrewired.com for the full agenda and tickets
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