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 the Online News Association 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.