08 Complicating the Narratives: embracing complexity and countering confirmation bias

Welcome to your online course on Complicating the Narratives! Learn how to report on controversial and polarising topics without further dividing society.┬áThis is the second part of a two-part course series on ‘Complicating the Narratives’ and its four-pillar approach, where we will focus on the third pillar ’embracing complexity’ and the fourth pillar ‘countering confirmation bias’. The first course will dive deeper into the first and second pillars: ‘listening differently’ and ‘going beneath the problem’. Be sure to check it out!

This course is led by journalist Anneleen Ophoff, aided by resources from the Solutions Journalism Network and with a special thanks to Nina Fasciaux. The course will introduce you to the methodology through 2 lessons, several interactive exercises, short examples and step-by-step instructions. Sign off with links to additional resources you can use throughout your career. By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Frame and cover stories from a lens that embraces complexity and provides context
  2. Counter existing confirmation bias in the audience and ourselves