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Images & Voices of Hope | December 2, 2020

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Solutions Journalism

Images of Resilience and Resistance

March 2, 2018 |

Last week we talked about how new messengers are reviving the national dialogue on gun safety in significant and hopefully sustainable ways.

This week I wanted to address the power of images in creating and disrupting our predominant cultural … Read More

Theatre production company Ping Chong + Co shows there is no one Muslim identity

June 15, 2016 |

All photo credits by and courtesy of Adam Nadel. 


By Kara Newhouse

Kara is an education reporter for Lancaster Online, a creator of the Faces of Mental Health Recovery project, and a 2015 ivoh summit attendee. You can follow her on Twitter at @KaraNewhouse.



When you … Read More

Meet Christa Hillstrom, 2016 Restorative Narrative fellow and journalist learning about recovery from a joint-lock ninja in Fargo

April 27, 2016 |

After her husband was killed by Typhoon Haiyan in 2013, Leonida (above) was tempted to bring her seven children to Manila with a man who offered her work. To protect families like this, female police officers from the Philippine police force’s … Read More

Art of the burqa: exploring the many narratives of the women under the veil

April 18, 2016 |

“My Motherland Beach” by Hangama Amiri. All photos courtesy of OF NOTE Magazine.


 By Celeste Hamilton Dennis


Celeste is an editor at OF NOTE Magazine and freelance writer living in Portland, Oregon. When she’s not working on her book of … Read More

2015 ivoh fellow, Elissa Yancey, speaks about the Restorative Narrative genre at Northern Kentucky University

April 11, 2016 |

Photo courtesy of Carrie Crotzer.


Sensationalist headlines often overshadow stories of resilience. And, in today’s clickbait culture, it can be difficult to find pockets of reflective and thoughtful storytelling. But, these stories are out there and they are … Read More

Meet Heidi Shin, 2016 Restorative Narrative fellow and multi-media journalist sharing the stories of refugees

April 1, 2016 |

Elderly women preparing to free dive for abalone and conch, off the coast of South Korea. For centuries, their work was considered base and a source of shame. But now, as the tradition comes to an end, there’s a new … Read More

Solutions Journalism Network explores how negative news impacts small communities in the Mountain West

March 9, 2016 |


Recently Keith H. Hammonds, president of Solutions Journalism Network, published “Our lives are not simply black and white.” The article, which was published on the Solutions Journalism Network’s new Medium page: The Whole Story, addresses the importance of reporting on … Read More

Solutions Journalism Network publishes helpful toolkit

January 15, 2015 |

David Bornstein, cofounder of the Solutions Journalism Network, spoke at ivoh’s 2014 summit. 



  Our friends at the Solutions Journalism Network have published a compelling, 48-page toolkit for journalists and editors who want to incorporate solutions reporting into … Read More

How media practitioners can paint a more accurate picture of the world

September 8, 2014 |

How can you be an informed citizen without being brought down by the “unbearable weight of world news”?

It’s an important question that’s likely on the minds of many, including Solutions Journalism Network cofounder Courtney Martin. In an On Being guest column published … Read More

Solutions Journalism Network’s David Bornstein: ‘Problems scream but the solutions whisper’

July 16, 2014 |


In his talk at ivoh’s Mindful Media Summit, David Bornstein explained how journalists can improve their coverage by focusing more on solutions and less on problems. Bornstein is a founder of the Solutions Journalism Network — an organization that … Read More