In 2017, the Center for Global Peace Journalism was engaged in a number of projects. The center’s director completed lectures and seminars in Cameroon, Pakistan, and Ethiopia, and was a featured speaker at the IVOH media summit in the Catskills, NY.
In 2018, director Steven Youngblood was named a U.S. Senior Subject Specialist for Peace Journalism by the U.S. State Department. In this role, he will be engaged in a number of PJ projects in Ethiopia from January to May, 2018. You can follow his Ethiopian project on the Peace Journalism Insights blog.
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