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How to lead a conversation between people who disagree - Eve Pearlman


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In a world deeply divided, how do we have hard conversations with nuance, curiosity, respect? Veteran reporter Eve Pearlman introduces "dialogue journalism": a project where journalists go to the heart of social and political divides to support discussions between people who disagree. See what happened when a group that would have never otherwise met gathered to talk about contentious issues.

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For a deeper understanding of dialogue journalism and its application in bridging societal divides, readers can delve into articles and books by experts in the field, such as "Dialogue: The Art of Thinking Together" by William Isaacs. 

Resources on effective communication and conflict resolution can provide valuable insights into fostering constructive dialogue across differences. Websites like the Harvard Negotiation Project and the International Center for Journalists offer practical tips and techniques for promoting understanding and empathy in challenging conversations. 

Scholarly journals such as the Journal of Applied Communication Research and the Journal of Conflict Resolution publish research on dialogue-based approaches to addressing societal conflicts. 

Engaging with diverse perspectives through reputable news outlets and online platforms promoting civil discourse, such as The Conversation can also broaden one's understanding of these important topics. Finally, check out Robb Willer’s TED Talk about the forces that unite and divide us and how to have better political conversations.

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