The Engaging News Project at the University of Texas at Austin conducted a study with the Solutions Journalism Network to see if articles written from a solutions oriented approach could have a more positive impact on readers and keep them more engaged with complex social issues.
They found that readers of solutions journalism finished their article feeling more informed and interested than non-solutions readers. Solutions readers had an increased desire to share what they read, to read more about the issue, and to seek out more articles by news organizations covering stories in a solutions-focused manner. They also felt more optimistic.
Read more about the study on the Engaging News Project’s website