Volcanoes are erupting in The Philippines, but on-fire Australia received some welcome rain. The Iran war cries have been called off and The Donald’s military powers are about to be hamstrung by the Senate. Meanwhile, his impeachment trial is starting, and we’re all on Twitter for a front-row seat.
David Bornstein is a reporter whose beat is serious problem solving. The CEO and cofounder of the Solutions Journalism Network, he also coauthors the Fixes column for The New York Times, where he has written about reestablishing civil discourse, the untapped strength of community networks, and many other solutions to social issues.
Bornstein’s first book, The Price of a Dream, covered the then-emerging worldwide trend of microfinancing through the story of the Bangladesh-based Grameen Bank and its founder, Muhammad Yunus. After a stint writing for the PBS Documentary series To Our Credit, he wrote his second book, How to Change the World. Published in 21 countries, it helped to popularize the concept of social entrepreneurship, in which solutions to social, cultural, or environmental issues are worked into a new company’s business model. His third book, Social Entrepreneurship: What Everyone Needs to Know, was published in 2010.
In 2012, he cofounded The Solutions Journalism Network, a nonprofit that works to legitimize and spread the practice of solutions journalism. The organization trains and connects journalists to engage in rigorous and compelling reporting about responses to social problems.