Journalists are often tasked with reporting on crises, problems and what’s going wrong in the world. Investigating the people, places and communities that are instead exploring solutions to some of these issues offers a different approach. For freelancers, it’s a chance to stand out in an editor’s busy inbox and a field full of training resources and career development opportunities. Freelancers who report on solutions to social challenges may find new angles to stories that can separate them from the crowd, find new commissions or establish them as experts in their field through rigorous reporting.Download
Freelance journalists can help improve coverage of poverty reduction by pitching stories that offer new angles on this topic or interrogate contentious decisions or proposed solutions.
For freelance journalists, reporting on environmental issues and climate change is a chance to cover a diverse range of stories, places and characters with an opportunity to build data, multimedia and storytelling skills to better engage audiences.