1. I. Introduction (20m)
  2. II. Pillar One: Listen Differently (15m)
  3. III. Pillar Two: Go Beneath the Problem (20m)
  4. IV. Pillar Three: Embrace Complexity (25m)
  5. V. Pillar Four: Counter Confirmation Bias (15m)
  6. VI. Conclusion (15m)

Complicating the Narratives Toolkit


Complicating the Narratives is a journalistic practice that draws from the experience of experts in conflict mediation. These strategies and techniques help journalists tell richer and fuller stories about divisive issues — stories that illuminate and provide clarity and understanding, not further division.


Why Journalists Need to Complicate the Narrative