Being receptive to opposing views — why it matters (plus 3 tips to help journalists build rapport with distrustful sources)

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A new paper examines decades of research on receptiveness to opposing views, offering insights into how to evaluate other people’s opinions and why some discussions — even when the goal is civil discourse or idea sharing — explode into angry arguments.

The findings have important implications for journalists, especially as they relate to interviewing unfriendly or distrustful sources.

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