Who are the speakers at the event “The role of journalism in the era of the impact economy“, organized by Torino Social Impact within the Torino Impact Journalism initiative? Journalists, communicators, and impact experts will speak on Friday, May 10th at 10:30 AM in Sala Bianca.

Among the names that best describe the positive impact of solution-oriented journalism is undoubtedly Tina Rosenberg, co-founder of the Solutions Journalism Network.

Tina Rosenberg is a veteran journalist at The New York Times, for which she has written editorials as well as articles for the Sunday magazine. Together with David Bornstein, she wrote the “Fixes” column in The New York Times for 11 years. She has also written hundreds of articles, in addition to three books: “Children of Cain: Violence and the Violent in Latin America”; “The Haunted Land: Facing Europe’s Ghosts After Communism”; and “Join the Club: How Peer Pressure Can Transform the World”. “The Haunted Land” won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award.

Along with Tina Rosenberg, the award-winning journalists David Bornstein and Courtney Martin co-founded the Solutions Journalism in 2013, with a virtuous mission: to transform journalism so that everyone has access to news that helps them imagine and build a more just and sustainable world.

The Solutions Journalism Network by the numbers

Convinced that highlighting critical intelligence accelerates innovation in journalism and society, the network supports entrepreneurial actors, individuals, and outlets that bring journalistic solutions to new markets.

Today, the network includes over 30 team members spread across four continents; 47,000 journalists trained and using the tools offered by the SJN; a searchable database with a selection of “solution stories” from 1,900 journalistic organizations; 100 partner journalism schools; 8 institutional training partners in North America, Europe, Africa, and Latin America, as well as fellows and trainers certified in Solutions Journalism in 40 countries.

Why solution-oriented journalism?

Solutions Journalism is a rigorous, compelling, and virtuous approach to journalism precisely because it offers answers to social problems. In its journalistic work, it includes some key elements: it explores in depth the narrative of a response to a social problem and analyzes its functioning in its most significant aspects; it emphasizes effectiveness rather than just good intentions, reporting tangible results; it does not merely inspire, but also offers practical advice that others can adopt, and finally, it critically examines what does not work in the adopted approach.

Around the world, journalistic organizations are shaping journalism and influencing their communities. It is an international network of realities and journalists that daily promotes solution-oriented journalism to foster equity, strengthen trust, stimulate civic engagement, identify new sources of income, and reduce polarization in public debate.