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(Interactive) Solutions Journalism. Inspired by Scratch.

Just as this epidemic simulation in Scratch, Solutions Journalism can go beyond 'showing' to 'enabling (re) creation' on stories...

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The Washington Post with the epidemic simulation was great. Nevertheless, for me there are greater potential of virtuous loops in activities like this Scratch, created by one of Scratch creators Mitch Resnick. With Design Thinking, and based on this experience, we can connect worlds: SOLUTIONS JOURNALISM + INTERACTIVE ACTIVITIES where we Create Stories, Share them, Reflect, Make Changes, and Create new stories....

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https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/376656449/?fbclid=IwAR0ILGkliSpStzsIP2EATh_ijbJR6aLLsAH5T0ccyunJTYyt6llg9qbCE4I.

Did this resource motivate you to change your behaviors?

  • Yes

In what ways did you change your behaviors as a result of this resource?

Both the Washington Post and this Scratch activity were powerful, and made me change behaviors. Nevertheless, thinking broadly the interaction allows to change behavior in a deeper way.

Did you share this information with your network?

  • Yes

In what ways did you share this information?

Shared in social networks.

Where are you getting information around COVID-19?

  • Local Government
  • National Government
  • News: Television
  • News: Digital
  • News: Print
  • News: Radio
  • Social Media
  • Word of Mouth
  • WA

What information do you feel you are missing about COVID-19?

Most information makes us feel powerless, How can we go beyond this?

What is your current profession?

Journalist + Active pro bono volunteer in different global communities

In what city are you located?

Medellin

In what country are you located?

Colombia

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