You’re invited to UJP-UP’s webinar on Solutions Journalism

Have you heard of solutions journalism? The kind of reporting that spotlights solutions to social problems and how well they work?

You are invited to join this webinar: Solutions Journalism 101 on Saturday, October 29, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Portia Ladrido, an accredited solutions journalism trainer in Southeast Asia and one of the founders of Inkline, which regularly publishes solutions-oriented pieces across the world, will be the resource speaker.

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The Union of Journalists of the Philippines-UP gives you this timely webinar as the country battles with disinformation, polarization, greenwashing, and other similar issues. By highlighting solutions, we get to focus on agency rather than just the problem.

Furthermore, solutions reporting allows us to examine how a response is working. Is it effective? In what way does it fall short? By doing this, we may expose those who are evading responsibility and hiding behind excuses.

Yes, this type of reporting “examines how the response works in meaningful detail,” according to the Solutions Journalism Network, which defines it as “rigorous reporting on responses to social problems.”

The panel will be joined by respected experts from the UP-Journalism Department, Climate Tracker, and the Oscar M. Lopez Center (OML Center), among others, for an interactive webcast. Bicol Umalohokan created this webinar for the Solutions Journalism Network’s 2022 LEDE Fellowship. Bicol Umalohokan is a communication support group for Filipino seed-savers. It was formed in 2021 as one of the OML Center’s Balangay Fellows, and it uses the four elements of solutions journalism in its climate action campaign.