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Pulitzer Center Update January 14, 2014

Solutions Journalism Network: Food Security Guidebook

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This reporter's guide, produced in partnership with the Solutions Journalism Network, was distributed at the 2013 World Food Prize in Des Moines, Iowa.

Highlights of the guide:

  • We explain the fundamentals of solutions journalism, and how to use them in reporting on food security.
  • We use data from the authoritative Global Burden of Disease report to uncover "bright spots," or places where undernourishment has decreased tremendously and could offer insight to others.
  • We discuss the main drivers of food insecurity today.
  • We outline several ways communities and innovators are responding to food security – like agricultural storage, insurance schemes, and biotech innovations – and for each, noted pros and cons.
  • We bring you advice from journalists who have reported on food security.
  • We annotate two solutions-oriented food security articles, from NPR and The New York Times' Fixes column.
  • We provide a few resources to get you started.

Journalists interested in integrating a solutions approach into reporting related to health should consider applying for a solutions travel grant from the Pulitzer Center.

The Solutions Journalism Network was founded by Tina Rosenberg and David Bornstein of The New York Times.

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Food Security

Food Security