- CZ: Prague Media Point Conference: What’s Working (December 5-7, 2019, Prague, CZ)
Tomes have been written and numerous events have been held over the past decade lamenting the plight of the media in the modern world. Much less attention has been paid to what’s actually working to challenge negative trends, especially beyond the success stories of the big, well-funded players in the United States and Western Europe. But hopeful examples do exist that are having real impact, with the possibility of adaption and replication.
The 2019 edition of Prague Media Point will highlight these types of inspiring examples and more. We will offer a mix of scholarly presentations, including keynote addresses; sessions with innovators explaining their solutions; and networking opportunities to promote the exchange of know-how. #PragueMediaPoint
- CZ: Kyser Lough: Telling the whole story by providing the whole picture (June 25, 2019)
Join us to learn more about what research has revealed about the importance of visuals in Solutions Journalism, how to consider the visual components of your coverage, and get some recommendations for success.
Kyser Lough focuses on visual communication and solutions journalism. His work investigates audience effects, how it is conceptualized/created and the interplay of words and images.
- CZ: How to do Solutions Journalism – hands-on workshop (Prague, June 25, 2019)
- HU: How to do Solutions Journalism – hands-on workshop (Budapest, June 4, 2019)
- CZ, SK: Kathryn Thier – Investigative reporting & SJ (Prague, Brno, and Bratislava, March 25-28, 2019)
How to connect investigative journalism and Solutions Journalism? How are both approaches similar and what’s needed for journalists to tell the “whole story”? This past March Kathryn Thier from the University of Oregon spoke about these topics on a visit to Central Europe at the invitation of Transitions. She is the co-founder of The Catalyst Journalism Project, through which she leads the Solutions Journalism Educators Academy. In cooperation with the Solutions Journalism Network, she created a curriculum for university instruction in Solutions Journalism. Before entering academia, Kathryn works for seven years as a reporter for the dailies Newsday and The Charlotte Observer.
While in the region, Kathryn lectured in Prague, Brno, and Bratislava. Her visit is part of a series of events with the goal of bringing top journalism practitioners to Central Europe to spread new views of the profession, boost the uptake of Solutions Journalism, and support reporters who have a thirst for innovative approaches.