AuthorFede Gillespie-Anderson

10 Things I Learned About Addiction and Recovery from the Anonymous People

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25 million people in the United States suffer from addiction 2/3 of American families are affected by addiction People who participate in 12-step program are taught to use specific language to talk about their addiction. Language is crucial when informing outside people about recovery from addiction Addiction is an illness, not a choice, most people cannot simply stop. Many 12-step programs...

10 Ways We Can Incorporate Solutions Into Our Addiction Reporting

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  We can present the addiction reporting in a way in which the responses to these issues are the primary focus, rather than focusing primarily on the addiction itself Offer concrete evidence to put the responses to addiction issues into perspective. By doing to this we can avoid glorifying any potential solution and remain objective. Provide insight into what is actually happening in the...

5 Things I Learned from Speaker Jean Friedman-Rudovsky

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A good solutions story highlights not only the benefits of what’s being done to respond to an issue but its faults as well in order to be as objective as possible. Many international journalists fail to reconnect or follow up with the people who chose to share their stories with them. Most journalists involved in writing solutions journalism write other forms of journalism as well...

10 Things I Learned About Solutions Journalism from the Solutions Journalism Toolkit

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Solutions Journalism can induce real change and have a significant impact on the way people discuss certain issues. It can force people to focus more on what is being done rather than simply the issues at hand. This influences the creation of better strategies to tackle problems within communities As opposed to traditional journalism which simply reports what is happening, solutions journalism is...