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Getting Started With Solutions Journalism (LA)

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Occidental College

1600 Campus Road

Los Angeles, CA 90041

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Curious to learn more about Solutions Journalism? Join us for a special training co-hosted by the Los Angeles Press Club and sponsored by The Occidental, the student publication of Occidental College.

At this official Solutions Journalism Network training, we'll explore the ins and outs of solutions journalism, talk about why it’s important, explain key steps in reporting a solutions story, and share loads of tips and resources for investigating what’s working.

We will also explore the recently revamped Solutions Story Tracker, a database of more than 4,500 stories tagged by beat, publication, author, location, and more--a virtual heat map of what's working around the world.

Attending the training makes you eligible to submit your stories to SJN`s Story Tracker and apply for SJN’s freelance travel grants! The training is also vital as a foundation for upcoming story and skills workshops. You'll leave with concrete ideas about how to report and deliver great solutions journalism stories.

This event is free and includes a complimentary light breakfast, sponsored by the LA Press Club. Ample free parking is available nearby.

Space at the training is limited, so make sure to reserve your spot today!


This workshop will be led by Sara Catania, the director of journalism school partnerships for the Solutions Journalism Network. Sara also teaches at USC's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism and is the creator of JTrust, a pop-up newsletter on trust and journalism. Previous roles include curator for the American Press Institute’s Better News initiative, editorial director of Zócalo Public Square and West Coast editor in charge at Reuters. She helmed the digital news operation at NBC4 Southern California, was a regional editor at AOL/Patch.com and has worked as a Mother Jones contributor, as a staff writer specializing in long-form storytelling for the LA Weekly and as a reporter at the Los Angeles Times, where she contributed to the Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of the Northridge Earthquake.

The Solutions Journalism Network supports and connects journalists interested in doing solutions journalism, rigorous reporting about how people are responding to problems. Join our growing community of journalists. Our communities connect, support, and celebrate journalists interested in investigating and surfacing responses to social problems. From facilitating matchmaking between reporters and editors, to providing needed tools like story ideas, collaborators, and limited funding, we hope to increase the quality and quantity of solutions reporting in media across the world. Join our Los Angeles community for regular trainings and events!

The Los Angeles Press Club, the event co-sponsor, exists to support, promote, and defend quality journalism in Southern California. The Press Club encourages journalists by involving the public in recognizing such journalism together in belief that a free press is crucial to a free society. In addition, the Los Angeles Press Club provides a place for journalists to gather, network and learn from one another, especially through the sponsorship of events. The LA Press Club is the only organization in Southern California that speaks for all journalists in newspapers, magazines, radio, television, film and the Internet. More at LAPressClub.org.


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Where is the event located?

The training will take place on the campus of Occidental College in the JSC Morrison Lounge, which is upstairs in the Johnson Student Center, Number 15 on the campus map linked here.

What are my parking options at the event?

There is free visitor parking on the street or in the lot near the campus admissions office, on the left side of the campus map linked above.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please email sara@solutionsjournalism.org with any questions.

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Los Angeles, CA 90041

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