Senior Project Advisor
solutions journalism, legacy journalism, education, news, podcast
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Legacy journalism norms value a concept of objectivity, yet coverage often contains implicit biases. Such biases can influence the message the audience draws from a story. The narratives in a story can determine whether it will make a difference, or whether it will be lost in a myriad of stories with the same skeleton. The term solutions journalism began floating the field in 1998. Solutions Journalism Network partnered with The Seattle Times to create the Education Lab, a solutions-oriented reporting beat. Solutions journalism and reporting done for the Education Lab helps increase audience engagement, enhance knowledge and accountability, strengthen audience engagement, and restore trust in a field desperately lacking it.
Anderson, Audra, "Educate Me: The Use of Solutions Journalism in The Seattle Times’ Education Lab" (2020). WWU Honors Program Senior Projects. 369.
Subjects - Topical (LCSH)
Journalism--Objectivity; Investigative reporting
student projects; term papers
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