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What is Constructive Journalism?

Here's a nice piece on the difference between Solutions Journalism and Constructive Journalism. Here's a brief excerpt...

Constructive Journalism adds missing pieces to journalism by:

  • adding a solution-oriented framing of news;
  • conveying a productive perspective about the future and our ability to get there;
  • being critical but never cynical, resisting corrosive cynicism that undermines empowerment of the public;
  • asking new questions to power, so-called victims and experts, inquiring for resources, productive collaborations and solutions
  • frequent use of data sets to provide systemic overview and relevant context to complex news stories.
  • engaging and co-creating with the public

Solutions Journalism is rigorous reporting on how people are responding to problems and the associated evidence of results.

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