The Conversationalist’s mission is to spark thoughtful and informed conversations about the pressing issues of our times, and to incubate a community of like-minded readers who want to engage constructively with the news.
The Conversationalist presents analysis through a solutions-oriented, feminist lens which asks how policies impact vulnerable people, and explores possible next steps. By amplifying a full range of expert voices, and listening to the people most impacted by current policies, The Conversationalist aims to de-escalate conflict and promote sustainable solutions.
There’s a lot to worry about these days. Global warming, the rise of authoritarian leaders, Brexit and the international refugee crisis are just some of the issues we see reported in the daily news.
Because the news is so distressing, people tend to tune out. They feel powerless to effect change, so they look away. This is the worst possible outcome of being well informed. The Conversationalist wants to help change the way you feel after you read the news.
The Conversationalist’s mission is to go beyond the ‘what’ and ‘where’ of the news. Instead, we will look at the ‘why’ of how we got here, and the ‘how’ of positive action.
We are committed to elevating the discourse and contributing to the improvement of civil society.
There are critical thinkers out there who bring insight and knowledge to the table of ideas. The Conversationalist’s mission is to amplify their voices and incubate a community of like-minded readers who are interested in figuring out what the solutions are, and how to implement them.
We believe, and the data shows, that women bring significant added value with their style of reporting, because they tend to prioritize the impact of policies on the vulnerable.
Women who work in journalism tend to notice people who are vulnerable, disenfranchised, or less powerful because they know how it feels to be marginalized. Studies show that very often when women take over leadership of a news organization, stories that had received little attention are given more prominence.
Solutions oriented journalism analyzes the issues underlying a problem or an issue by looking at its causes and suggesting a solution
Absolutely not! There are many brilliant men who write and report from The Conversationalist’s feminist, solutions-oriented perspective, and we look forward to amplifying their voices alongside those of women.