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Changing Journalism to Change Society (with the NYT's Tina Rosenberg)

The reigning myth of journalism is that its mission is to reveal society's problems. But every problem that's widely shared has people trying to solve it -- and journalism doesn't notice. Can we blame the public for its apathy and cynicism? 

Journalists need to broaden the narrative to include rigorous coverage of how people are responding to problems, what's working, and why. Journalism exists to provide society with the information it needs to correct itself. To do that job well, journalists need to tell the whole story. 

This meetup is in partnership with Content Strategy Philly and the Editorial Freelancers Association.

Tina Rosenberg is co-writer of the Fixes column in the New York Times and co-founder of the Solutions Journalism Network. Her most recent book is Join the Club: How Peer Pressure Can Transform the World

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  • Christine C.

    I put together a blog post and Storify collection about the event. Please add your comments and observations: http://www.purplecar.net/2014/07/solutions-journalism/ https://storify.com/purplecar/solutions-journalism

    1 · July 31, 2014

  • Julie

    Correction: Thank you Dave and Christopher! :)

    1 · July 31, 2014

  • Julie

    Certainly a lot to think about. Thank you Dave for organizing such an engaging discussion.

    July 31, 2014

  • Nathan A.

    Lots to blog about

    July 30, 2014

  • Christine C.

    Really challenging material. Lots to think about.

    1 · July 30, 2014

  • Sophie T.

    Excited and can't wait. My fave orgs are co-hosting this event. Bringing a team of colleagues with me. Very much looking forward to it!

    2 · July 29, 2014

  • Steve L.

    Will there be a video or audio podcast?

    July 24, 2014

    • David Dylan T.

      Unfortunately, no. We're not planning on that at this time. However, knowing you as I do, Steve, I should mention that if you are interested in recording, let's talk. :)

      1 · July 25, 2014

    • Steve L.

      Cant be there. That's why I was hoping. ..

      July 25, 2014

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