Comparing Solutions Article To Traditional Journalism

http://wsls.com/2017/02/06/roanoke-co-high-schools-addressing-opioid-heroin-addiction/

The people in this county realized they had a problem. And now they are looking for community solutions on how to fix this problem. They are doing so by holding town meetings once a week, educating people on the dangers of drug addiction and what parents can do to stop it. This is solutions journalism because it discusses a problem and then proposes a solution: visiting schools each week to talk to people about addiction.

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This is reporting on the dark side of drug addiction. It paints a colorful and powerful piece but offers no real solution to the problem, and thats okay since traditional journalism is about the who done what rather than how was it done. Its still a very powerful piece of journalism that grabs the reader and makes you think about addiction and how it affects some people’s lives every day of their lives.

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Megan Milligan

Megan Milligan is a junior at Temple University, majoring in Journalism. A photographer, she loves traveling capturing everything along the way. She is from Delaware County, Pennsylvania. She was junior editor of the Delaware County Community College newspaper, The Communitarian. She has also contributed to both The Temple News and The Chestnut Hill Local. Contact Megan at tug67922@temple.edu.

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By Megan Milligan