Journalism’s reputation is under attack. A skeptical public views the fourth estate as biased, sensationalist and fake. Yet many members of the press are committed to careful research, reporting truth and performing their public duty. One such journalist, Eve Pearlman, co-developed “dialogue journalism,” a project that brings together Americans from opposite ends of the political spectrum to communicate with one another with nuance, curiosity and respect. Pearlman’s idea attempts to bridge the political abyss and provides hope for democracy.