Bad news permeates our media on a daily basis. Heard the one about the crack smoking mayor? But problems need responses and journalists and other media makers need to give equal attention to possible solutions, asking “Who’s solving what and how?” It’s through “solutions journalism” that the public can begin to understand the complexities of the challenges we face and what it will take to address them. How should journalists report on solutions? How can they bring a solution focus to the field? How do they fund it? And what’s the line between solutions journalism and advocacy? Nov. 26, 6 p.m. PT.


Tamara Baluja is an award-winning journalist with CBC Vancouver and the 2018 Michener-Deacon fellow for journalism education. She was the associate editor for J-Source from 2013-2014.