Looking Beyond Investigative Journalism (a Case for Solution Journalism)
(excerpt)  Some journalists will respond by saying, “That’s not our job. We expose corruption, malfeasance, and incompetence. It’s up to society to figure out how to fix things.”

But at Dowser, we believe that journalists need to go a step further: if we are going to spend energy exposing serious problems – especially problems that raise questions about the integrity and competence of people in public systems – we should also present examples of how these problems can be solved – and how they are currently being solved in other situations. Why? The press should be a mechanism for the self-correction of society. This isn’t a particularly new or radical idea. It’s the whole rationale behind investigative journalism.



Read the whole article at Dowser  article was written by Blair Hickman (@amandablair)

(excerpt)  Some journalists will respond by saying, “That’s not our job. We expose corruption, malfeasance, and incompetence. It’s up to society to figure out how to fix things.”

But at Dowser, we believe that journalists need to go a step further: if we are going to spend energy exposing serious problems – especially problems that raise questions about the integrity and competence of people in public systems – we should also present examples of how these problems can be solved – and how they are currently being solved in other situations. Why? The press should be a mechanism for the self-correction of society. This isn’t a particularly new or radical idea. It’s the whole rationale behind investigative journalism.

Read the whole article at Dowser  article was written by Blair Hickman (@amandablair)

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    Worth reading and contemplating.
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    First of all, investigative journalism is not only to find what’s wrong with society - you can investigate something...
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