Peace Journalism Principles and Practices: Responsibly Reporting Conflicts, Reconciliation, and Solutions

1st Edition

Steven Youngblood

Routledge
Published October 7, 2016
Reference - 250 Pages
ISBN 9781138124691 - CAT# Y214714

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Summary

Long-time peace journalist Steven Youngblood presents the foundations of peace journalism in this exciting new textbook, offering readers the methods, approaches, and concepts required to use journalism as a tool for peace, reconciliation, and development. Guidance is offered on framing stories, ethical treatment of sensitive subjects, and avoiding polarizing stereotypes through a range of international examples and case studies spanning from the Iraq war to the recent unrest in Ferguson, Missouri. Youngblood teaches students to interrogate traditional media narratives about crime, race, politics, immigration, and civil unrest, and to illustrate where—and how—a peace journalism approach can lead to more responsible and constructive coverage, and even assist in the peace process itself.

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