Solutions journalism and the importance of storytelling

Event Details
  • June 28th, Friday, 9:00am - 12:00pm
  • Room 309

This half-day workshop—led by Stanford Social Innovation Review’s Editor-in-Chief Eric Nee—will explore why it is important for social investors to share their ideas, experiences, and learnings with one another and with the wider social innovation community around the world.

The workshop will also examine how social investors can help do that by:

  • Discussing the emerging phenomenon of solutions journalism
  • Leveraging the power of storytelling in communicating your ideas, and
  • Identifying the types of articles that have the most impact.

The workshop is designed for philanthropists, impact investors, and other social change makers who want to learn why a global peer-to-peer learning platform is important, and how they can help create it.


9AM – 10:20AM
  • The traditional approach to journalism
  • An alternative approach—”solutions journalism”
  • How to communicate ideas that “stick”
10:20AM – 10:40AM Break
10:40AM – 12:00PM
  • SSIR’s approach to solutions journalism
  • Creating a global learning community, with a focus on Asia
  • Eric Nee

    Eric Nee

    Editor-in-Chief, SSIR Stanford Social Innovation Review

  • Fan Li

    Fan Li

    Senior Fellow Osaka School of International Public Policy IAFOR Research Center, Osaka University

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