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).

Call for Papers-The Peace Journalist magazine
The Peace Journalist magazine is seeking submissions for our April, 2016  edition. The Peace Journalist is a semi-annual publication (print and .pdf) of the Center for Global Peace Journalism at Park University in Parkville, Missouri. The Peace Journalist is dedicated to disseminating news and information for and about teachers, students, and practitioners of peace and conflict sensitive journalism.

Submissions are welcome from all. For the next edition of The Peace Journalist, we are seeking short submissions (300-550 words) detailing peace journalism projects, classes, proposals, academic works in the field, etc. We also welcome longer submissions (800-1200 words) about peace or conflict sensitive journalism projects or programs, as well as academic works from the field. The Peace Journalist will not run general articles about peace initiatives or projects, but rather seeks only articles with a strong peace media/peace journalism/conflict sensitive journalism angle.

Please submit your article via email to steve.youngblood@park.edu. Also send a 2-3 sentence biography of the author, as well as a small head and shoulders photo of the author. In addition, please submit photos and graphics that could accompany your article.

The submission deadline is March  7. However, given the limited space available in this issue, it’s advisable to submit your article early.

The Peace Journalist Magazine

The Peace Journalist is a semi-annual publication of the Center for Global Peace Journalism at oct 2015 coverPark
University in Parkville, Missouri. The October 2015 edition features reports from Turkey (Reporting Syrian Refugees project), Kuwait, Kashmir, Nigeria, and the Philippines.

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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