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The HuffPost, formerly known as the Huffington Post, was in Campus Martius in Detroit capturing stories from Detroiters as part of their Listen To America Tour.

They’re visiting 25 cities across the heartland of the country to get a beat on what people actually care about. It’s an interesting experiment in outreach.

So we talked with Jo Confino. At HuffPost, Confino is Editor of Impact & Innovation and Editorial Director of their solutions journalism project, “What’s Working.”

The conversation gets into the challenges of solutions journalism — how it’s harder than chasing down the crime stories of the day, and it’s not always about positive stories. Also, breaking down the mental barriers that some journalists have.

Apologies ahead of time for a little wind noise. We recorded on location for this one.

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A link to HuffPost’s What’s Working: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/topic/whats-working