Journalist, author

Tina writes about: Foreign Affairs, Media, Politics, Society

A journalist for more than 25 years, Rosenberg has spent her career covering some of the world’s most intractable problems. Now she believes journalists should do more than point out problems. She is cofounder of the Solutions Journalism Network, which teaches journalists how to do rigorous coverage of responses to problems. A longtime New York Times writer, she’s currently cowriter of the Fixes column, which looks each week at a different response to a social problem and what separates success from failure.

Her books include Children of Cain: Violence and the Violent in Latin America and The Haunted Land: Facing Europe’s Ghosts After Communism, which won the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award. She has written for dozens of magazines, including The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, Foreign Policy, and The Atlantic. She is the author, most recently, of Join the Club: How Peer Pressure Can Transform the World, about the power of positive peer pressure.

When we define ‘news’ only as ‘what’s wrong,’ we give a distorted picture of the world that leads to passivity, cynicism, and distrust.


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