Deanna Troust

3 Stories Communications

Programs: Society, Culture & PoliticsRegions: Germany, United StatesCategory: Analysis, Podcast

Deanna Troust is an award-winning communications strategist and founder of Truth in Common, a nonprofit that forwards human-centered, pluralistic solutions to the mis-, dis- and malinformation epidemic. She leads workshops for community members and organizations, speaks to professional and parent groups and brings communicators to the table in tackling this foundational global issue. Truth in Common is informed by Deanna’s work in the disinformation research, journalism, democracy and diversity, equity and inclusion spaces, plus best practices for bridging divisions and her 25+-year career in social change. Based in Washington, DC and with roots in western New York, Deanna is a two-time entrepreneur who also helps nonprofits tell their impact stories and develop equity-centered communications strategies as part of her consulting arm, 3 Stories Communications. She serves on the board of DC International School, leads the Inclusion & Racial Justice Task Force at her church and lives in Washington, DC’s eclectic Adams Morgan neighborhood with her husband, two bicultural daughters and a rescue dog named Sweet Pea.

Recent Content


Dortmund & Buffalo

Reflections on Social Divisions & Questions of Identity in Germany and the United States In March and June 2022, the second cohort of the AGI Social Divisions and Questions of …

Episode 61: Economic Transformation, Demographic Change, and Social Divisions in Buffalo, NY

On this episode of The Zeitgeist, AGI President Jeff Rathke talks with participants in the AGI project on social divisions in Germany and the United States, which recently visited Buffalo, …