Why we need Solutions-Focused Journalism

People turn to BBC News when big stories happen – often disasters or conflicts, whether natural or man-made. These dramatic stories bring in the biggest audiences. Last year, out of the top 20 stories on BBC News online, 19 were dramatic negative stories.The success of that kind of story can make journalists wary of covering stories which lack the kind of dramatic narrative which is more often found in disaster than recovery. News is ‘now’ and is about swift and dramatic changes. In contrast, solutions are usually slow: they take longer to emerge and don’t climax in the way that bad dramatic news often does.

Source: BBC Blogs – Academy – Why we need Solutions-Focused Journalism

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