… our reporting, Berbary argues, why not dispense with the central idea that a truth matters at all? By showing complexity instead of truth, you can show the interconnectedness of facts and details that create a rich web of storytelling for the audience to discern what is meaningful or true.
Even our smallest issues in society are connected to systemic exploitation. So why bother writing about solar-paneled school buildings when the school-to-prison pipeline runs through a world on fire? Does this approach place an outsized expectation on the everyday person and marginalized communities in particular?