Increasing Empathy: Can Journalism Help People Relate to Distant Problems?

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Since joining the New York Times in 1984, Nicholas Kristof has had a simple, but important, mission: bring attention to some of the world’s most vexing problems.

 

And Kristof has used an effective formula to do just that, whether he’s writing about sex trafficking in Cambodia or war in the Congo: bring readers in with an engaging individual story, and show that the situation isn’t hopeless.

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