#MuckedUp chat: Introducing the Solutions Journalism editor's toolkit
The Solutions Journalism Network launched their latest resource this morning. The Editor's Toolkit is a play-by-play on how to bring solutions journalism into your newsroom. Editors are essential to facilitating this transition. They set newsroom-wide priorities and determine how stories and series are framed. The toolkit includes a "diagnostic," to help editors think through when it's the right time to bring sojo into the newsroom; a starter-guide, with tips on how to successfully implement solutions journalism; case studies that show how solutions journalism can be leveraged to engage audiences; annotated stories that illustrate the kinds of questions to ask when editing a solutions piece; advice from editors who have led this transition in their newsrooms; and more.
Join our #MuckedUp chat tonight at 5PT/8ET where we'll discuss the toolkit with SJN's Rikha Rani, Intelligence Director at the Solutions Journalism Network, where she works to identify and distill best practices from across the network's newsroom collaborations. Rikha has worked extensively in the global health space, including as part of a team that negotiated drug prices for the treatment of HIV/AIDS in low-income settings. Rikha holds a Master’s degree from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, where she studied media and communications and development policy. During this time, she also served as editor-in-chief of the Journal of International Affairs. Find out more about the editor's tool kit from Rikha tonight (and spread the word by clicking here). You can also join their webinar on Wednesday at 1ET as SJN Intelligence Director Rikha and SJN Network Curator Samantha McCann walk viewers through the kit and talk with Milwaukee Journal Sentinel editor Greg Borowski about how he brought solutions journalism to the Journal's newsroom."