Solutions Journalism in CEE
At Transitions we seek to raise awareness about Solutions Journalism and provide trainings, mentoring and support for journalists in Central and Eastern Europe who want to get involved. To date we are helping to include a solutions-oriented perspective in the reporting practice of journalists in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, Poland, Ukraine, Belarus and are currently opening coordination with Romania and Georgia. We see a need for solutions journalism in this region where traditional reporting and news are often met with apathy and distrust. We believe solutions-oriented stories can serve as a catalyst for promoting accountability for regional problems and can better inform communities.
In addition to supporting local solutions stories we focus on collaboration with journalism schools and universities to implement Solutions Journalism into their curricula. We provide capacity building and trainings for educators as well as lectures for journalism students from around the region.
So whether you are an educator, a news organisation, or a freelance journalist looking to get involved with Solutions Journalism there is something we can do for you!
Events to come
- SJ workshop at Novinářské fórum in Prague (2:00pm – 3:20pm, 2 May, 2019)
- Prague Media Point Conference: What is working (5-7 December, 2019)
Transitions and Solutions Journalism
Transitions first got involved with Solutions Journalism in 2016 when Ashoka Czech Republic introduced the Special Award for Solutions Journalism to the Czech Journalism Awards. A year later in 2017, Ashoka Fellow and co-founder of the Solutions Journalism Network, David Bornstein, visited Prague to present this innovative approach. Soon after Transitions began closely cooperating with Ashoka CEE on promoting Solutions Journalism in the region of Central and Eastern Europe. In 2018 several guest speakers visited the region to present Solutions Journalism to local audiences, including Pulitzer awarded David Boardman and Tina Rosenberg. As of 2019 Transitions has taken full coordination of regional activities in this field.
- What is Solutions Journalism
- Microgrants & Mentoring Program
- Upcoming events and meet our guests in person
- Information sources & videos from previous events