'Solutions Journalism' Pushes Boundaries of Traditional Reporting

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What is the journalist's role when covering social issues like homelessness and poverty? Should journalists stick with the facts or propose possible solutions? That's the question that Daniel Heimpel explores in "Journalism for Social Change," an online course he teaches at UC Berkeley. We talk with Heimpel and David Bornstein of the Solutions Journalism Network about the line between journalism and advocacy.


Daniel Heimpel, director of Fostering Media Connections and teacher of a journalism for social change course at UC Berkeley's Goldman School of Public Policy

David Bornstein, co-founder of the Solutions Journalism Network