Current Projects

Turkey/Syria

In January 2015, the Center for Global Peace Journalism and Istanbul University sponsored two workshops in Adana, Turkey. In these workshops, students and journalists studied and practiced telling counter-narrative stories about refugees. These workshops were Phase I of a US State Dept funded project titled, “Reporting Syrian Refugees.” For more on the workshops, and reports about the refugee situation, see the media posted on the Peace Journalism Insights blog (story, narrated slideshow, and photo album).

The Peace Journalist Magazine

The Peace JournalistThe Peace Journalist is a semi-annual publication of the Center for Global Peace Journalism at Park University in Parkville, Missouri. The October 2014 edition features reports from Mexico, Palestine, Libya, Kenya, Nigeria, Gaza, Afghanistan, Bronx and Ferguson, Missouri.

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Call for Papers - 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 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 April, 2015 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.

Submission deadline is March 7. However, given the limited space available in this issue, it’s recommended that you submit your article early.

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
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Resources

The Center offers a series of resources about peace journalism, including:


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