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NPC Podcast: Solution-Based Journalism

September 8, 2015 | By Shannon Fisher | shannon@shannonfisher.com

Journalist Daniel Heimpel talks about solution-based journalism in the latest edition of the Update-1 podcast.

Journalist Daniel Heimpel talks about solution-based journalism in the latest edition of the Update-1 podcast.

In this episode of Update-1, National Pres Club member Shannon Fisher interviews award-winning journalist Daniel Heimpel about solution-based journalism.

Heimpel created the Journalism for Social Change program at the University of California, Berkeley, which is a unique collaboration between UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism, School of Social Welfare, and Goldman School of Public Policy.

This interdisciplinary program has grown so popular that it is frequently offered as a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course), free to the public via EdX. The class trains policy makers and social workers to use journalism to effect change, and it teaches journalists to approach public policy from a solution-based perspective.

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