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The world is more interconnected than ever before — and the need to bridge political and ideological divides has never been more urgent.

Building News Savvy: Best Practices

Journalists can learn a thing or two from television writers, namely that nuance and depth are critical to understanding “the other”

“If we want to learn the truth, we have to find new ways to listen.” Why journalists need to embrace nuance

“I have learned from this group that civil bipartisan debate is possible and ultimately healthy!”

A roundup of AL.com stories that made a real difference to Alabamians in 2017, including “Tackling the Gap”

This podcast episode covers Spaceship’s work to create spaces where people can communicate in meaningful ways

“What’s next for Spaceship Media?”: An interview with Spaceship’s co-founders Eve Pearlman and Jeremy Hay

In a political year, Fresno Bee used transparency and conversation to help community understand journalism, and itself.

“So many times we forget to listen!” How Spaceship Media moderated a Facebook group of 400 women without it going off the rails

No screaming or yelling, lots of personal stories. A Facebook group where liberal and conservative women actually listen to each other

Journalists and innovators are fighting polarization and division. Four news startups trying to improve civil discourse

The moment for dialogue journalism is now, and it’s inclusive, compassionate, and should be applied to everything

Can 5,000 strangers have a productive Facebook dialogue? Spaceship Media is about to try “and they’re convinced it won’t be a dumpster fire”

“The goal of the project is to listen and elevate voices”: AL.com is benefiting from ‘extreme engagement’ using groups

“I thought it’d be a great opportunity to try and understand”: KPIX San Francisco’s special segment on “Talking Politics”

Finding Reason in Difficult Conversations

In this podcast, participants from “Guns: An American Conversation” reflect together on the positive, mind-opening conversation experience

Journalists and innovators are fighting polarization and division. Four news startups trying to improve civil discourse

Spaceship co-founders Eve and Jeremy join this podcast episode to discuss what happens when Trump and Clinton supporters meet

A Facebook experiment with California liberals and Alabama conservatives suggests beliefs, not facts, are what really divide us

“We must learn to listen to the public conversation before we can hope to inform it”: dialogue journalism’s role in a new media landscape

25 Trump voters from Alabama + 25 Clinton voters from San Francisco = 1 surprisingly good Facebook group

Can Dialogue Journalism Engage Audiences, Foster Civil Discourse, and Increase Trust in the Media?

How does bridging divides actually work? This report analyzes 25 newsrooms that are working to bring diverse groups together

The promises and pitfalls of reporting within chat apps and other semi-open platforms: A journalist’s guide

What bringing dialogue journalism to the gun debate looks like: applying a new journalism method to a long-divisive issue

Spaceship Media is using ‘dialogue journalism’ to enable productive conversations between communities at odds

A new kind of White House calls for a new kind of journalism, and newsrooms are innovating to adequately be a check on government

Spaceship Media was founded to convince opposing sides to talk. They’re using journalism to reconnect Americans

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