Welcome to Solution Set! I’m so glad you’ve decided to join this growing community. I hope Solution Set can be a valuable resource for you and your news organization.
Here’s what you’ve signed up for: Every Thursday, I’ll send you a report on one cool thing going on in the world of journalism. Each issue will highlight what’s working (or not working), emphasize some key takeaways, and point you to other relevant resources. You’ll just get one email each week. That’s it.
Solution Set covers everything from audience engagement and reporting methods to product development and revenue generation. Here are a few of my favorite reports if you want to catch up on some past issues:
- This high school theater class turned a local news story about the legacy of a freed slave into a play
- “It doesn’t have to happen fast:” How The Sprawl is deepening relationships and growing its membership base
- Inside ProPublica’s year-end fundraising playbook
If you’d like more smart conversations about the future of news I’d also encourage you to join our book club. Every few weeks, we read a book about journalism or innovation together as a community and discuss it in a dedicated Slack and on a Zoom call. Learn more at newsbook.club.
Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or would like to share some feedback about Solution Set. Is there anything in particular you’d like me to cover? What’s something cool going on in your news org? How can I make Solution Set more useful for you?
Thanks again for signing up for Solution Set, and I’ll see you on Thursday.