For examples of impact, see our reports here.
Accountability and/or Institutional Change: Solutions coverage contributes to a change in policy, law or practice.
Cross-Pollination: Through solutions journalism, a community learns about something happening elsewhere, which sparks significant discussion and/or action.
Civic Discourse & Engagement: Solutions coverage leads to a change in public discourse around specific issues and/or action by community members.
Audience Engagement & Trust: Solutions coverage leads to increased engagement and/or trust between a community and a newsroom.
Revenue: News organizations receive income from funders, readers and/or businesses related to solutions journalism projects, beats, sections, events, etc.
Practice change: A newsroom, college journalism program or other organization expands or deepens the quantity or quality of its solutions journalism.
Awards: Solutions coverage is recognized with a prestigious prize or award at a state or national level.
Organic spread: Newsrooms and other organizations establish new and significant solutions journalism projects without the financial support or training of the Solutions Journalism Network.