A thoughtful and engaging interview with the American Press Institute and Mallary Tenore, the new managing director of TWI grantee Images and Voices of Hope (IVOH), that explores themes of our ongoing conversation about storytelling, journalism, dialogue and community.
How 'Restorative Narratives' Shape Communities: 9 Good Questions with Mallary Tenore of IVOH
IVOH has been doing some work around “restorative narratives.” What are they?
What made you want to start focusing on restorative narratives?
This seems to imply a deeper idea — that journalism doesn’t just reflect what happens in a community but actually helps to shape what a community becomes. Am I right about that?
Can you point to some examples of restorative narratives?
What effects do you see restorative narratives having on readers and the broader communities?
Is there evidence that this approach is good for a publisher’s business as well?
What shortcomings do you see in the ways many journalists usually cover these stories?