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Tuesday event explores the power of solutions-focused journalism

The news media spend a lot of time trying to find out what went wrong yesterday. Should it spend more effort reporting on what might go right tomorrow?

How should journalists report on solutions? How can they bring a solution focus to the field? How do they fund it? And what's the line between solutions journalism and advocacy?

Those questions will be explored Tuesday evening as The UBC School of Journalism and The Tyee Solutions Society partner with Ashoka Canada to present "Solutions Journalism: Covering Social Innovation."

Presenters include Peter Klein (director of the UBC J-School and Emmy Award winning news broadcast producer); David Beers (Tyee editor and co-founder of The Tyee Solutions Society); journalists Alexandra Gibb and Sam Eifling; and Claudia Rowe of the Seattle Times' Education Lab, a yearlong initiative to cover solutions in education.

The free event takes place Nov. 26 at Robson Square from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. Details are here.

There's no charge to attend but tickets can be had early by clicking here.

Ashoka, a non-profit, describes itself as "the global association of the world's leading social entrepreneurs."

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