- 7th Trilateral Journalist Exchange Program (TJEP)
- August 01, 2022 ~ August 05, 2022
7th Trilateral Journalist Exchange Program (TJEP)
Theme: Solutions Journalism for a Sustainable Future-Building
Date and Time: August 1-5, 2022
Location: South Korea, offline
Participants: Up to 12 CJK journalists/editors/freelancers based in China, Japan, South Korea, and ASEAN countries (max 4 per each)
The 7th Trilateral Journalist Exchange Program (TJEP) is planned to be organized in South Korea on August 1-5, 2022.
Under the theme of “Solutions Journalism1 for a Sustainable Future-Building”, the 7th TJEP will introduce the “Solutions Journalism” approach and encourage the participants to explore practical ways from traditional as well as modern perspectives to address acute issues affecting sustainable future-building by the civil societies in the three countries.
With the partnership with the Solutions Journalism Network and United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, this year’s program will center upon two typical topics of “Disaster Risk Management” and “Descending Mutual Perception,” where solutions journalism is most wanted, among civil societies in the region, the participants are expected to acquire the most recent as well as practical skills and perspectives to be immediately applicable in practice. In the meanwhile, by way of reorganizing TJEP, TCS strengthens its role to bridge between the media and civil society more inclusively, thus contributing to a brighter and more sustainable future-building by the people in this region.
1[What is Solutions Journalism?]
Dated back in the 1990s, “Solutions Journalism” provides an approach to news reporting that focuses on the responses to social issues as well as the problems themselves. According to David Bornstein, a New York Times journalist and co-founder of the Solutions Journalism Network (SJN), the “Solutions Journalism” is propped up by four pillars: first, a solutions story focuses on a RESPONSE to a social problem — and how that response has worked or why it hasn’t; second, the best solutions reporting distills the lessons that make the response relevant and accessible to others. In other words, it offers INSIGHT; third, solutions journalism looks for EVIDENCE — data or qualitative results that show effectiveness (or lack thereof); fourth, solutions stories reveal a response’s shortcomings. Reporting on LIMITATIONS, in other words, is essential.