Mission Statement

The Conversationalist is a feminist publication powered by community. We are focused on expanding the horizon of what’s possible, from the personal to the political.

Our Content
The magazine is a platform for original reporting and commentary from writers with under-amplified perspectives. We take an empathetic approach to increase media literacy and inspire conversation around the most sensitive challenges in global affairs.
Our Values
During this time of global warming and declining democracy, survival demands both creativity and community. Just as extremism thrives in isolation, openness grows from trust and connection. We believe the media should encourage curiosity, offer nuance, and reinforce our dignity, humanity, and capacity for empathy.
Our Operating Model
The Conversationalist is committed to publishing articles that accurately reflect our society. The magazine’s rich archive fuels our online community centered around creative problem-solving and human connection.

What is a “feminist lens”?

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.

What is valuable about a feminist perspective?

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.

What is solutions oriented journalism?

Solutions oriented journalism analyzes the issues underlying a problem or an issue by looking at its causes and suggesting a solution

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