New Hampshire Solutions Journalism Project

 

They Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications has joined New Hampshire media organizations in an ambitious New Hampshire Solutions Journalism Project to tackle major problems facing our state. The goal is not to merely recite the challenges, but to offer solutions by comparing and contrasting local approaches with outcomes being achieved elsewhere in the state and nation.  Generous donations that support each project allow the news outlet to hire a reporter exclusively to cover each issue.  The participating news outlets share their stories, at no charge, to other New Hampshire news organizations.

 

The projects include:

Silver Linings – New Hampshire Union Leader and Sunday News. This one-year project offered in-depth coverage of aging, using the practice of solutions journalism to raise public awareness of and community engagement about promising approaches that create age-friendly communities in New Hampshire. The project was funded by the Endowment for Health.

To read stories in this series, click here

Beyond the Stigma – New Hampshire Union Leader and Sunday News. This one-year project explored solutions to the state’s addiction and mental health challenges.  The project was funded by the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, NAMI New Hampshire and private individuals.

To read stories in this series, click  here 

 

Workforce Development – New Hampshire Union Leader and Sunday News. This two-year project, beginning in the summer of 2019, will offer coverage on the New Hampshire’s workforce development issues. The goal is to raise public awareness about promising approaches to filling the need for skilled workers in the Granite State. The project is funded by the New Hampshire Coalition for Business and Education, Eversource Energy, Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Northeast Delta Dental, The Sunshine Initiative, New Hampshire Charitable Foundation and the New Hampshire College & University Council.

 

Community Health and Civic Engagement – The Laconia Daily Sun. This year-long project, beginning in 2019, will offer coverage to raise public awareness of the social determinants of health and civic engagement in the Lakes Region.  The series will include coverage of issues in the Lakes Region centered around civic discourse, demographic data and the correlation of that data to various issues including community health, generational issues, intolerance and social isolation. The project is funded by the Endowment for Health and the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation.