in Prague, Brno and Bratislava (25-28 March, 2019)
Join us to learn more about the connections between investigative reporting and Solution Journalism and discover the impact that bringing the “whole” story has on communities.
Kathryn Thier, is a recognized expert and instructor of Solutions Journalism from the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication. Join us to learn more about the connections between investigative reporting and Solutions Journalism and discover the impact that bringing the “whole” story has on communities.
Kathryn Thier is the co-founder and co-director of The Catalyst Journalism Project and head of the Solutions Journalism Educators Academy. She has also created a curriculum for teachers in collaboration with the Solutions Journalism Network. Before starting her academic career, she was a reporter with Newsday and The Charlotte Observer for seven years.
Transitions has invited Kathryn to visit Prague, Brno, and Bratislava as part of a program promoting Solutions Journalism in Central Europe, which supports reporters interested in solutions-oriented reporting. Last year we welcomed Pulitzer prize winners Tina Rosenberg, co-founder of the Solutions Journalism Network (recording of her keynote HERE), and David Boardman, dean of the Klein College of Media and Communication at Temple University in Philadelphia and board chairman of SJN (recording of his keynote HERE).
Monday, 25 March at 5 p.m. in the Hollar building of the Charles University Faculty of Social Sciences (Smetanovo nábřeží 6, Praha 1). The event will be in English.
Kathryn’s keynote speech will be followed by a panel discussion on bringing the solutions perspective into reporting practices with Nikita Poljakov, deputy editor in chief of the business daily Hospodářské noviny. Nikita is also head of the project “Nejsi sám” (You are not alone), which uses the solutions approach to tackle the issue of male suicide. The main program will be followed by an informal wine reception.
Attendance is free upon registration – please, fill in the registration form.
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Wednesday, 27 March at 5 p.m. Masaryk University Faculty of Social Studiess (Joštova 10, Brno). The event will be in English.