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Teaching Solutions Journalism: A Workshop for College Educators/Midwest

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Columbia College Chicago

33 E. Ida B. Wells Dr.

Chicago, IL 60605

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This hands-on workshop will provide you with the essentials you need to incorporate solutions journalism into your teaching.

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Are you curious about how to incorporate solutions journalism into your teaching? Ready to dig deeper into your approach? Eager to connect with like-minded educators?

This hands-on workshop for college-level journalism educators will equip you with a range of tools and approaches to teach solutions journalism to your students. We'll meet at Columbia College Chicago, where three solutions journalism educators will share the basics, as well as a range of strategies and approaches that you can apply in your classroom. We'll provide a continental breakfast and catered lunch.

Workshop leaders:

Sharon Bloyd-Peshkin is an associate professor of journalism at Columbia College Chicago, where she has incorporated solutions journalism into her courses and is launching a stand-alone Solutions Journalism course in Fall 2020. A former magazine editor, Sharon continues to work as a freelance writer and editor. Her scholarship centers around fact-checking processes and magazine media, and she is co-editor of the forthcoming book, Curating Community: How 20th Century Magazines Influenced America (Rowman & Littlefield, 2020). Sharon participated in the second annual Solutions Journalism Educators Academy in 2019 and is thrilled to make a version of this training available to Chicago-area journalism educators.

Deborah Douglas is the Eugene S. Pulliam Distinguished Visiting Professor at DePauw University, where she taught a solutions journalism course focused on campus drinking in the spring of 2019. She participated in the second annual Solutions Journalism Educators Academy in 2019. Deborah is managing editor of MLK50: Justice Through Journalism and a senior leader with The OpEd Project, leading public voices fellowships and programs that have included the University of Texas at Austin, Dartmouth College, Columbia University, Global Policy Solutions, the Aspen Institute's New Voices in South Africa, Urgent Action Fund in South African and Kenya, and Youth Narrating Our World (YNOW).

Sara Catania is director of journalism school partnerships for the Solutions Journalism Network and an adjunct journalism instructor at the University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. She serves on the program committee for Stanford's JSK Journalism Fellowship, where she was a fellow, and supports the ONA's Women's Leadership Accelerator as a mentor and advisor. Her journalism experience includes digital leader and newsroom manager, grounded in years of reporting and writing at a wide range of news outlets including the Los Angeles Times, Reuters, Mother Jones, the LA Weekly and NBC.

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Who should come to this workshop?

College-level journalism educators who want to incorporate solutions journalism into their teaching, deepen their approach if they're already teaching it, and connect with other like-minded educators.

How much does it cost?

There is a $25 per-person event fee to help cover the cost of lunch and the workshop leader fees.

Can I get there on public transportation?

Yes! Columbia College Chicago is in the South Loop, easily accessible via CTA buses and ‘L’ trains. It’s also a short walk or bus ride from the Ogilvie Transportation Center and Union Station.

I’d rather drive. Where do I park, and how much does it cost?

There are pay-to-park lots on Wabash Avenue across the street and adjacent to the building in which the workshop will be held. Costs vary by the day, but are generally between $12 and $20.

Should I do anything to prepare?

Yes! About a week before the workshop we'll email materials to everyone who’s registered.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Feel free to email Sara Catania at sara@solutionsjournalism.org with any questions.

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