Arizona Luminaria reporter Beatriz Limón is helping to train journalists who serve Spanish-speaking communities in the practice of solutions journalism through a fellowship from the Solutions Journalism Network.

Research shows that across all demographics audiences find solutions stories more interesting, trustworthy and informative.

Award-winning journalist and SJN Fellow Beatriz, with experience in investigative, television and solutions journalism in Arizona and México, will lead the trainings at the University of Arizona, Arizona State University and Universidad Autónoma de Baja California in Mexicali.

“As a veteran reporter, with more than two decades in the journalism trade, having been part of the Solutions Journalism Network scholarship opened up a new panorama of how to make journalism more community based and offer solutions, instead of exposing problems,” Beatriz says.

The training will be in Spanish and English for journalism students and any local reporters interested in learning about solutions journalism. Please contact Beatriz if you are a journalist and wish to participate.

“We rarely start from the answer, and frequently we focus on the difficulty that affects communities, institutions, immigrants, minorities or citizens in general,” Beatriz says. “Doing solutions journalism helps you provide your readers a studied, researched and analyzed response.”

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Irene is an audience development expert and obsessed with reader-first journalism. She is a former Arizona Daily Star editor and was co-founder of #ThisIsTucson and led that team until July 2021. She is...