Impact Journalism Day

Impact Journalism Day


What is Impact Journalism Day ?

Every year, the social business Sparknews brings together some 50 leading newspapers from around the world to share stories of  hope, change and positive innovation. Together these newspapers have impact. On the same day, they publish a special edition dedicated to 100 concrete and inspiring solutions to global issues, on subjects like education, energy, health care, agriculture, water, technology, and urbanism.


Beyond the normal daily flow of current stories that are often negative and instantaneous, the stories featured in Impact Journalism Day are precise and clearly framed reports on solutions to problems that threaten society. In an attempt to bring attention to these issues and all the while propose concrete solutions, the IJD editorial operation is a catalyst for change for editors, journalists, and readers. 
It takes no less than four months to move from sourcing projects to the publication of the supplements. Our objective: to help editors and journalists identify replicable innovations, that have proven themselves in the field, and that are having a significant social or environmental impact. The mission is collaborative: each newspaper writes on two initiatives from their country and then all the articles are shared amongst the alliance so every newspapers has access to all 100 stories.
For this exciting new edition, we have created an interactive digital platform to collect information and to engage readers who connect with the media partners online. Readers in each country will be able to express their concerns and expectations about the future by coming together to share the solutions that interest them, that they would like to see in their country, or that inspire them to take action. The “IJD Live” platform will display, in real time, how many people are engaging with IJD on social media and the number of views that each story has received.

The next Impact Journalism Day will be on June 25th 2016. #StoryOfChange




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