- View the talk by David Bornstein at 1:30 p.m. ET on Monday, Sept. 19, at PBSBooks.org and Facebook Live
- View the talk by Amy Goyer at 9 a.m. ET on Tuesday, Sept. 20, on PBSBooks.org and Facebook Live
PBS Books, a national programming initiative produced by Detroit Public TV, will provide live coverage as two of the most preeminent authorities in their fields discuss how the media can improve its reporting on the crucial topics of caregiving and mental health.
David Bornstein, co-founder and CEO of the Solutions Journalism Network, and Amy Goyer, AARP’s national family and caregiving expert, will each deliver a keynote address at the Solutions Journalism Collaborative Summit, hosted by the New York & Michigan Solutions Journalism Collaborative, the Southwest Michigan Journalism Collaborative and Detroit Public TV.
PBS Books will livestream these two talks to libraries and public television stations nationwide, as well as to the general public at PBSBooks.org and on its Facebook page. David Bornstein will speak at 1:30 p.m. ET on Monday, Sept. 19, and Amy Goyer at 9 a.m. ET on Tuesday, Sept. 20.
The conference, taking place in Downtown Detroit, brings together journalists and community members to share ideas, hone professional skills and learn how to adopt the principles of solutions journalism to their coverage of the many issues faced by those caring for older adults and those concerned about the mental health of their communities. A “solutions” story goes beyond merely describing a social problem; instead, it reports on successful responses to those issues locally and nationally, evidence of progress being made, analysis of limitations in replicating those approaches and insights from lessons learned.
David Bornstein will kick off the Solutions Journalism Collaborative Summit by discussing the role Solutions Journalism can play in helping news organizations confront evolving challenges in the news around trust, audience engagement, equity and sustainability. He will be introduced by Stephen Henderson, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and host of Detroit Public TV’s “American Black Journal.”
The following day, Amy Goyer will offer observations and advice from her years of professional experience advocating for families and caregivers and her own personal experience as a caregiver. She will be introduced by Paula Duren, the founder and CEO of Universal Dementia Caregivers, a nonprofit educating caregivers, families and communities supporting loved ones with Alzheimer’s and other dementia-related diseases.
The New York & Michigan Solutions Journalism Collaborative (NYMI SOJO) is a group of news and community organizations covering chronic problems with a solutions lens. Its inaugural project, Invisible Army: Caregiving on the Front Lines, has explored successful responses to challenges experienced by caregivers and older adults.
It is being joined in hosting the Summit by the Southwest Michigan Journalism Collaborative, whose Mental Wellness Project is a solutions-oriented initiative focused on mental health issues, and Detroit Public Television.