SOJO training for journalists

As part of the MAX project, European news organization The Local has developed a curriculum for solutions-focused migration reporting and will use it to deliver training and workshops to journalists working across the EU.

The training will be offered for free to journalists at different levels of their careers, including student journalists, in online and live sessions throughout 2020. We want to connect journalists working on the migration beat, or interested in it, to share their own experiences and discuss different approaches to the topic and processes for finding and writing stories.

The training has been developed by The Local based on Solutions Journalism methodology. It will cover best practices for reporting on migration, a step-by-step guide for finding and reporting a solutions-focused story (as well as guidance on publications, funding, and awards that support this kind of journalism), and discussion on making reporting as inclusive as possible.

If you are a journalist already writing about migration or interested in doing so and would like to be considered for participation in the training, please let us know your details here or email if you have any questions.


By the end of this project, the aim is to have worked with journalists from across Europe to develop a final version of the curriculum, based on their varied experiences, which will be made available online. We will also create a record of solutions-focused stories written by training participants, and participants will have the option to submit their stories for publication on The Local.