AuthorJacob Martin

The Anonymous people are not the real faces of recovery: Scott Mclane’s Story

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Scott McLane is a very direct and charismatic person, speaking his mind in a way that was the total opposite of how we saw recovery portrayed in the documentary The Anonymous People. McLane’s story was about how the recovery system failed him. McLane said his addiction started with his father and with that McLane never really understood how to make social connections. McLane was accepted...

10 Things I Learned About Addiction and Recovery, from The Anonymous People

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Addiction affects about 2/3 of American families, so everyone is or has been in contact with someone who is struggling with addiction. The origin to de-stigmatize addiction started in the 1960s but took a back seat to the War on Drugs in the early 1970’s. Colleges and universities do you have collegiate recovery housing for students in long-term recovery. The first 12 step program came...

10 Ways We Can Incorporate Solutions Into Our Addiction Reporting

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1.) When you put your solution stories on social media tag with something e.g. #addiction #recovery #GreatRead, you should be creating a brand for this kind of writing. Branding solutions creates awareness  and should put on as many platforms as you possibly can. 2.) Don’t be a typical journalist barking questions at someone you’re interviewing. Make interviews as conversational as...

5 Things I Learned From Jean Friedman-Rudovsky

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1.) Solution Journalism like all journalism does not have to be full proof. As you create your story the interviews and interactions you have with the people you’re in contact with while writing the story should dictate the end result of your story. 2.) When you’re going to interview someone be as detailed as possible. Write every little thing down about the scene, even if you...

10 Things I Learned about Solutions Journalism

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A specialized approach to news reporting that spotlights the acknowledgment of social issues. For a story to be considered a solutions piece it must not only identify the problem it has to provide detailed solution that is anchored in unmistakable evidence for why that solution may or may not work. Solution stories can take multiple forms but all solution stories share the same key ideas:...