Chapter IV

Pillar Three: Embrace Complexity

  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


Embracing complexity in the stories we produce means we explore the varied, complex sides of an issue to provide necessary context. We recognize that in addition to seeking out the facts, we also need to examine the conflict from multiple perspectives and sides.

Why does complexity matter? It keeps audiences curious.

Q&A with Jessica Boehm: Using the 22 Questions to Go Beneath the Problem