SoJo Mix & Fix
For our first ever European solutions journalism summit, we’ll be bringing together reporters, editors, and other media professionals from all across the continent to discuss the challenges and triumphs of solutions journalism. Join us for this exclusively online event in 2022.
We’re planning on a highly interactive format that’s focused on networking and discussion. So plan on chatting and sharing your ideas! The conference will take place for three hours every Wednesday in April, starting 13 April. Speakers, schedule, and more information is coming soon! Produced in cooperation with the Solutions Journalism Network.
Wednesday, April 13, 14:00–17:00 CET
Wednesday, April 20, 14:00–17:00 CET
Wednesday, April 27, 14:00–17:00 CET
Solutions Journalism: Report on Effective Responses to Society’s Problems
Are you tired of reporting bad news? Learn how to inspire your readers without sacrificing your journalistic integrity with our 30-minute crash course on solutions journalism. This course consists of five lessons, several interactive exercises, a short video on how to do SoJo, and links to additional resources from the Solutions Journalism Network.
Help Ukrainian, Belarusian, and Russian journalists affected by the war
The war in Ukraine has left many of us wondering how we can help. Which is why we decided to launch the Eastern European Independent Journalist Fund on Kickstarter. This crowdfunding campaign is meant to give a lifeline to local journalists who are reporting the truth on the war despite the enormous risks. The fund will allow them to stay on the job even as their normal income plummets or vanishes, the direct consequence of living and working in or near a war zone.
Some of our latest SJ stories
- The Belarusian diaspora is helping victims of repression with a volunteer project that could serve as inspiration for the current situation in Ukraine.
- IT volunteers are driving distance learning in Czechia by connecting civil society with corporations to deliver computers to needy families during the pandemic.
- Slovak farmers meet increasingly sophisticated demand by keeping it fresh and local and growing tomatoes with a flavor that can’t be imported.
- A women’s collective in Istanbul is breaking chains, and forging links by teaching women to ride bikes and giving them a new option to get away from it all.
- In Turkey it’s all about the birds and the bees and the trees, as beekeepers credit a government program with boosting the country’s honey production while healing damaged forests.