CATALYST FOR SOLUTIONS
Our goal is to bring added value to our communities by interacting and working with them towards finding ways to address issues, highlight what is working, and improve the community overall. One way we do that is through solutions journalism. By identifying solutions that have been implemented in the community by community members or investigating solutions that have been implemented elsewhere to see how they are really working (or not), we bring information and possibilities for our communities to choose from and to implement in their own way and to the benefit of their own members.
We also aim to hold as many community conversations, from informal face-to-face and one-on-one talks to specific events, to bring the community together around a shared priority for each community or group of people. This process is called community-driven journalism. We present the issue we identified from the people in the community, we present our findings on possible solutions, and we report on the processes to discuss and implement the solutions based on the community’s own decision-making processes. The goal is for the community to learn together from each other and from the solutions we have identified and make decisions on the best ways forward.