​What is 'solutions journalism' and how can it improve your outlook on the community, the news indus
May 24, 2022 12:00 PM
Nora Hertel
​What is 'solutions journalism' and how can it improve your outlook on the community, the news indus

​​Nora Hertel is an investigative reporter and founder of a new digital news organization called The Optimist. The Optimist will feature solution-focused journalism on the environment, business and social issues in greater Minnesota as it launches this winter. ​Nora is a 2022-2023 Initiator Fellow through the Initiative Foundation in central Minnesota. Last fall, she reported a series on natural climate solutions for the St. Cloud Times as a journalism fellow with the MIT Environmental Solutions Initiative. Her work has been published across the Midwest by USA TODAY, The Associated Press, the Star Tribune, Minnesota Public Radio and, of course, the St. Cloud Times where she worked from 2017 to 2021.