Center for Global Peace Journalism

Current Projects

The Center for Global Peace Journalism recently concluded a year long, joint project with the University of Istanbul titled, “Reporting Syrian Refugees: Building Communities of Understanding.” See the Peace Journalism Insights blog for more details. The center will be continuing its efforts to improve reporting about refugees in 2016 with seminars and lectures in Germany and Austria. In addition,  the center will be sponsoring a series of peace journalism workshops in South Sudan. Finally, the center’s director Steven Youngblood is finishing work on a PJ textbook titled, “Peace Journalism Principles and Practice.” (Routledge/Taylor and Francis, to be published fall 2016).

The Peace Journalist Magazine

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The Peace Journalist is a semi-annual publication of the Center for Global Peace Journalism at Park University in Parkville, Missouri. The April 2016 edition features reports from Turkey (Reporting Syrian Refugees project), Afghanistan, East Timor, Pakistan, France, and Kyrgyzstan.

Peace Journalism

What is Peace Journalism?
Peace Journalism is when editors and reporters make choices that improve the prospects for peace. These choices, including how to frame stories and carefully choosing which words are used, create an atmosphere conducive to peace and supportive of peace initiatives and peacemakers, without compromising the basic principles of good journalism. (Adapted from Lynch/McGoldrick, Peace Journalism). Peace Journalism gives peacemakers a voice while making peace initiatives and non-violent solutions more visible and viable.


To learn more about the basics of PJ, including some key principles and how PJ can be used in daily reporting, you can download our 2-page brochure, “Peace Journalism: An Introduction.”

About the Center for Global Peace Journalism
The Center for Global Peace Journalism at Park University promotes the concepts of peace and peace journalism. More GO

Resources

The Center offers a series of resources about peace journalism, including:
  • Case studies
  • Reports
  • Websites
  • Handbooks
  • Issues
  • War Coverage
  • Video and Audio
  • Social Media

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