The U.S. news giant CBS News has adopted the idea that reporters need to be more than the bearer of bad news, and has trained news leaders in solutions journalism. Solutions journalism focuses on finding people and organizations that are trying to tackle problems and understanding their approaches, instead of only reporting on tragedies. CBS News is partnering with the Solutions Journalism Network (SJN), which was founded a decade ago. SJN has trained thousands of journalists and more than 600 news organizations in the tenets of solutions journalism since its inception. "There are problem-solvers. There are solution-seekers, throughout this country and in each and every one of our cities. These are people with so much ingenuity and so much passion. Their passion is inspiring to us," said Wendy McMahon, co-president of CBS News and CBS Television Stations.

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