Solutions Journalism

à la carte workshops Solutions Journalism

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About the workshop

This presentation will explore the concept and practice of solutions journalism, an emerging model that is being adopted by a variety of news outlets -- from The New York Times to the Rappahannock News in rural Virginia. You’ll find out why journalists like to write it and audiences like to read it. You’ll read solutions journalism stories high school newspapers have published, and you’ll have the opportunity to brainstorm stories you could pursue with your school publication.

Learning Objectives
  • To understand what Solutions Journalism is and how it’s used
  • To examine the many different types of Solutions Journalism
  • To learn how to write your own Solution Journalism stories
Faculty Lead: Michelle Carr Hassler

Michelle Hassler

Michelle Carr Hassler is passionate about teaching students how to think big and in new ways by helping them take advantage of all that digital journalism has to offer.

Hassler teaches multimedia journalism courses, including the capstone course in which students publish stories in NewsNetNebraska, the college's news website. She also created and taught the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s first social media course for journalism majors.

Before coming to University of Nebraska–Lincoln, she was a newspaper reporter and editor for 16 years, beginning as an education reporter at the Tempe Daily News and Mesa Tribune. She also served as state editor at the Lincoln Journal and night city editor and interim editorial page editor at the Lincoln Journal Star.

She received a bachelor's degree in journalism and a master's in English, both from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

If the faculty lead is not available to teach a workshop, another qualified faculty member will be arranged.

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