Solutions Storytelling in Katoomba
Solutions Storytelling for Planetary Health
Saturday 22 July
10 am – 1 pm: Introduction to Solutions Storytelling
2 – 3:30 pm: Pitch a story for publication
at the Planetary Health Clubhouse, lower ground level of former Katoomba Golf Club, Acacia St, Katoomba
Workshop (10 – 1):
This workshop introduces practices from Solutions Journalism and Constructive Journalism, global movements that are changing the way news is reported.
Rejecting sensationalism and choosing not to fuel conflict, Constructive Journalism reports on what people are doing to strengthen community, heal Country and reduce the risk of extreme weather events becoming disasters. It applies the rigorous practices of reportage to examine real-life strategies, interrogating their effectiveness, transferability and scalability.
The Planetary Health Initiative is using Solutions Journalism to share strategies local people are using to reduce the dangers posed by climate change. At this critical moment in global history, we are shining a light on the many ways we can drive environmental, social and economic sustainability within our communities.
This workshop provides an introduction to Solutions and Constructive Journalism. Throughout the morning, you will be guided through the process of developing a story concept. If you would like to pitch it for publication on one of the Planetary Health Local News sites, you are invited to come back in the afternoon for the pitch session. If you are interested in writing for us, but need more time to prepare your pitch, we will outline the process for doing that.
This workshop is designed for people with some experience in writing and/or some knowledge or interest in matters relating to planetary health.
Pitch Session (2 – 3:30):
If you are ready with a story to pitch for one of our Local News sites, you are welcome to attend this pitch session. It will a supportive process, structured as an editorial meeting. You will have the opportunity to articulate your story idea and also give constructive feedback in response to each other’s pitches. If you aren’t ready to pitch a story, but would like to sit in on the process, you are welcome.
You can find out more about the Planetary Health Initiative here. To find your local Planetary Health news site, follow this link.
There is no fee for participation in these workshops.
Tea and coffee will be provided. BYO lunch.
For more information or to register, contact Cymbeline at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0473 882 868.
This is part of a series, workshop dates as follows:
19/08: Video Storytelling (Katoomba)
09/09: Video Storytelling (Lithgow)
16/09: Solutions Storytelling (Lithgow)
October (tbc): Solutions Storytelling (Springwood)
October (tbc): Video Storytelling (Springwood)
These workshops are being produced as part of a Bioregional Collaboration for Planetary Health, supported by the Disaster Risk Reduction Fund (DRRF). The DRRF is jointly funded by the Australian and New South Wales governments.
to strengthen community, heal Country and reduce the risk of extreme weather events becoming disasters.