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America is overdosing on the apocalypse

America is overdosing on the apocalypse

20 January 2022

Financial Times

Today’s America is divided into two camps. One spends its time doomscrolling the internet to confirm all the dark motives they suspected. The second is getting on with their lives. The latter, which others have dubbed the “exhausted majority”, is the source of whatever hope is to be found”.

America is overdosing on the apocalypse

Political polarization prompts effort to bridge the gap through shared experiences

Political polarization prompts effort to bridge the gap through shared experiences

10 January 2022

PBS NewsHour

“PBS NewsHour spent much of last week trying to examine what still divides our country and the deep polarization that preceded the Jan. 6 riots. Now, Paul Solman looks at multiple efforts to bridge those major political and cultural fissures in the U.S., beginning with smaller steps forward".

Political polarization prompts effort to bridge the gap through shared experiences

Can journalism reduce perception gaps? Q & A with Noelle Malvar

Can journalism reduce perception gaps? Q & A with Noelle Malvar

04 January 2022

"Americans who are attuned to the news or the headlines might feel that the nation is irrevocably divided along partisan lines, and there are profound and fundamental schisms between strongly identifying Democrats and Republicans. But divisions among the majority of Americans are not as extreme as we think".
 
The Q&A was also included in a recent round up article in the Washington Post: TikTok’s algorithm, Ben Affleck’s shirt and more news literacy lessons - The Washington Post
Talking to each other

Talking to each other

24 December 2021

Neue Zürcher Zeitung

"Inequalities are growing and the realities of life are moving further apart, while the challenges to our coexistence are increasing rapidly. How can we counteract the advancing divisions in society and still get our act together in time? The video team of Neue Zürcher Zeitung has accompanied our German team and introduces our work in a documentary."

Talking to each other

Starve the oxygen of hate MPs have to fend off

Starve the oxygen of hate MPs have to fend off

18 October 2021

The Times

"The increased vitriol and hatred in politics is deterring many from even contemplating that form of public service – not just because of acts of tragic violence, but because of the whole culture of contempt that has infected public debate".

Starve the oxygen of hate MPs have to fend off