I am pleased to invite you to our upcoming Changemaker Showcase, Solutions Journalism: Covering Social Innovation on Tuesday November 26 at Robson Square. Details and a link to tickets are below — we hope we’ll see you there!
Ashoka Canada is pleased to partner with the UBC Graduate School of Journalism and the Tyee Solutions Society to bring you Changemaker Showcase 2013 Vol.2, Solutions Journalism: Covering Social Innovation
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?
Join UBC’s Journalism School, The Tyee and Ashoka Canada in exploring those questions at the next Changemaker Showcase.
November 26, 2013
6 to 830PM
UBC Robson Square
Hear talks from students and practitioners investigating new ways to cover social innovation.
- Peter Klein – Director of UBC Graduate School of Journalism, 60 Minutes Producer
- David Beers – Founder, The Tyee Solutions Society
- Sam Eifling – Freelance Journalist
- Alexandra Gibb – CBC News Vancouver Scholar