Hélène Biandudi Hofer & Amanda Ripley

Founders, Good Conflict

Hélène Biandudi Hofer and Amanda Ripley are the founders of Good Conflict, a toolkit to help journalists understand and navigate conflict.

Amanda is a New York Times bestselling author and an investigative journalist. Her projects combine storytelling with data to help illuminate hard problems—and solutions. Her books include High Conflict: Why We Get Trapped and How We Get Out, The Smartest Kids in the World: And How They Got That Way, and The Unthinkable: Who Survives When Disaster Strikes—and Why. Ripley also spent a decade writing about human behavior for Time magazine in New York, Washington, and Paris, helping Time win two National Magazine Awards.

Hélène is a journalist and a documentary filmmaker. For nearly a decade, she led an award-winning news magazine program focused on exploring remedies to societal challenges. Her work spans investigating police reform in Camden, New Jersey, to examining education opportunities in South Sudan. Most recently, Hélène developed and managed the Solutions Journalism Network’s Complicating the Narratives (CTN) project. CTN is a journalistic practice that can transform news coverage about controversial issues. She trained more than a thousand journalists across 125 newsrooms throughout the world and has worked with CBS, NPR, and PBS.

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