Center for Global Peace Journalism

Current Projects

The Center for Global Peace Journalism is engaged in a number of projects during the 2016-17 academic year. The center’s director Steven Youngblood is on the conference organizing committee for the International Peace Research Association, which will be convening in November in Sierra Leone. Youngblood will be presenting at this conference, and will also be organizing a two-day peace journalism workshop (along with Dr. Jake Lynch) for Sierra Leonese journalists. The center is taking part in a peacebuilding seminar this fall in the Kansas City area (at Park University and Johnson County Community College). Most exciting, the center is working with a prominent international human rights NGO to develop a project that would include PJ seminars for journalists in Nigeria and fellowships for those journalists at Park University. Details soon!

The Peace Journalist Magazine

The Peace Journalist is a semi-annual publication of the Center for Global Peace Journalism at Park University in Parkville, Missouri. The October 2016 edition features reports from South Sudan, Spain, Nigeria, Liberia, Macedonia, and Afghanistan.
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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


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

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