Supporting solutions journalism across Europe

Supporting Solutions Journalism across Europe

The EJC is proudly partnering with the Solutions Journalism Network to provide more than USD $2.8m of grants during the Solutions Journalism Accelerator. The three-year programme will deliver financial support, mentoring, coaching, resources, skills development and knowledge transfer for solutions-focused development journalism in European media organisations. 

Grants of up to €130,000 available for solutions-focused journalism

A more-balanced, solutions-focused journalism can not only strengthen civic engagement but also help media outlets meet the real needs of their communities, which is key to their financial sustainability.

We have awarded € 1,3 million of grants for solutions-oriented development reporting projects. Apart from receiving grant funding to implement their projects, the awarded organisations will also have the opportunity to benefit from mentoring over the next 12 months.

We’re partnering with the Solutions Journalism Network to provide more than USD $4m in grants, mentoring, coaching, resources and knowledge transfer.

When we say solutions journalism we mean…

Rigorous and evidence-based reporting that primarily focuses on responses to societal problems.

We define solutions journalism as a practice that investigates and explains, in a critical and clear-eyed way, how people try to solve widely shared problems. 

While journalists usually define news as ‘what’s gone wrong’, solutions journalism tries to expand this notion by emphasising that ‘what works’ is also newsworthy. By adding rigorous, evidence-based coverage of solutions, journalists can tell the whole story.

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The programme is delivered by the European Journalism Centre (EJC) in partnership with the Solutions Journalism Network and is supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.