Tina Rosenberg, co-founder of the Solutions Journalism Network, will give the fall “My Life As” lecture at the Stony Brook School of Communication and Journalism (SoCJ) Thursday, October 6.
Earlier this year, the SoCJ was named one of the network’s inaugural Solutions Journalism Hub institutions, charged with bringing journalists, media organizations and educational institutions together in support of a growing effort to report on efforts to solve problems, rather than only the problems themselves.
“I can think of nothing more appropriate than hosting one of the founders of the Solutions Journalism Network this fall at Stony Brook, given our status as one of four hubs in the country,” said Laura Lindenfeld, dean of the SoCJ and executive director of the Alda Center for Communicating Science. “We are eager to bring people together from the media, from local universities and even high schools with strong journalism programs. Our society is facing complex problems, from public health to climate change to systemic inequality, and storytelling can bring people together to discuss, find and implement solutions.”
Media around the country are increasingly embracing solutions journalism because it can bring communities together, highlight other places and people that have dealt with similar issues, and use data to build mutual understanding.
Rosenberg’s talk, “My Life as a Solutions Journalist,” begins at 6 pm Thursday, October 6, in Stony Brook’s Bauman Center. It is free and open to the public.
In addition to co-founding the Solutions Journalism Network, Rosenberg is a long-time writer for The New York Times, including its editorial pages and the Sunday magazine. She also co-wrote the Fixes column. She is the author of hundreds of freelance magazine articles and three books: Children of Cain: Violence and the Violent in Latin America, The Haunted Land: Facing Europe’s Ghosts after Communism, and Join the Club: How Peer Pressure Can Transform the World. The Haunted Land won the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize.