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A toolkit for reporting on complex problems

Journalism is uniquely positioned to shape how we understand our most entrenched issues and interrogate opportunities for sustainable change.


Journalism + Design has developed a suite of systems thinking tools for journalists to focus their reporting on the underlying causes of complex problems: the policies, power dynamics, and beliefs fueling systems that actively harm, marginalize, or benefit specific people. By expanding our lens beyond individual events and outcomes, journalists can hold entire systems accountable, rather than just the symptoms they produce.

We built these tools for journalists to adopt new habits of mind that can inform how you approach a story, issue, or beat. Learn how to practice systems thinking in your reporting, deepen your storytelling, and expand the impact your journalism can have. 


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