Focusing on Solutions at Alaska Public Media

News consumers are hungry for stories that emphasize what’s going well in the world, not just those that point out problems. As part of the Solutions Journalism Network, Alaska Public Media is explicitly telling their audience when a story focuses on solutions. In this example, an italicized note at the top of a story explains what that means and links back to more stories about solutions, along with a feedback form.

Assistant director Lynn Walsh (she/her) is an Emmy award-winning journalist who has worked in investigative journalism at the national level and locally in California, Ohio, Texas and Florida. She is the former Ethics Chair for the Society of Professional Journalists and a past national president for the organization. Based in San Diego, Lynn is also an adjunct professor and freelance journalist. She can be reached at and on Twitter @lwalsh.

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