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Reuters and PBS Newshour; your source of compelling solutions journalism

Seeking sharing and engagement? Solutions journalism has the answer.

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By Giles Crosse | Nov 15, 2019

Modern news organizations need solutions journalism to build positivity and longer term engagement with crucial younger demographics, in addition to wider societal benefits the form offers. Through Reuters’ unique partnership approach, we offer varied and inspirational solutions content.

“Constructive or solutions journalism is a journalistic approach that is driven by a different mindset to traditional journalism,” Sean Dagan Wood, publisher of Positive News Magazine, and co-founder of the Constructive Journalism Project told Reuters.

“This constructive mindset is based on acknowledging problems but focusing on what is being done about them.” Dagan Wood’s insights form part of a forthcoming Reuters digital report into solutions journalism, available soon.

The Reuters and PBS Newshour solutions partnership

Reuters’ solutions report will hit these pages soon, but PBS Newshour solutions content is available now for Reuters Connect subscribers.

“Reuters customers expect high quality, topical content from Reuters Connect and that is why our partnership with the prestigious PBS NewsHour is such a natural fit,” comments Justine Flatley, Senior Manager, content partnerships at Reuters News.

“The exceptional solutions journalism that PBS Newshour produces makes a positive contribution to American society and, as such, adds significant value to our customers’ experience on the Connect platform today.”

We hear from our customers that their audiences are exhausted by the negativity of the news. In the worst cases, it is making people switch off news altogether. People want to be inspired by positive and constructive stories and Reuters can tell them from around the world.”

Jane Barrett, Reuters global editor, media news strategy.

Globally, audiences are more socially and environmentally conscious than ever. If you look at the stories that audiences engage with digitally at the moment they tend to be part of wider conversations on the environment, on LGBT+ issues, identity, inequality – who are we, what we want to be, what is our footprint on the world. Solutions journalism reflects this.”

Tom Platt, Reuters digital video editor.

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