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Complicating the Narratives

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November 21, 2019

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Complicating the Narratives

No single narrative serves the needs of everyone everywhere.

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Complicating the Narratives

“Complicating the narrative means finding and including the details that don’t fit the narrative — on purpose. The idea is to revive complexity in a time of false simplicity. ‘The problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue but that they are incomplete,’ novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie says in her mesmerizing TED Talk “A Single Story.” ‘[I]t’s impossible to engage properly with a place or a person without engaging with all of the stories of that place and that person.’ Usually, reporters do the opposite. What if journalists covered controversial issues differently — based on how humans actually behave when they are polarized and suspicious?” This post explores that question in depth. { read more }

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Watch Adichie’s TED Talk here. { more }

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