Table Of Contents
- About the author
- About the book
- This eBook can be cited
- Preface: Why Peace and Why Media
- Chapter 1. Search for Peace: Why Peace Journalism Is Needed Today
- Chapter 2. Peace Journalism: Definition and History
- Chapter 3. Peace Journalism: Theoretical Approaches
- Chapter 4. Populations Affected by Conflict
- Chapter 5. Violence: Nature of Contemporary Warfare and Media’s Contribution to Covering Violence
- Chapter 6. Journalists Learn to Work with Citizen Journalists
- Chapter 7. How to Search for Truth When There Are Lies, Bias, and Propaganda
- Chapter 8. Activism and Social Media
- Chapter 9. How Governments Use Media During Conflict
- Chapter 10. Action Plan: Teaching Peace Journalism
- Chapter 11. The Future: Dialogue
Leara D. Rhodes
Peace Through Media
New York • Bern • Frankfurt • Berlin
Brussels • Vienna • Oxford • Warsaw
Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Names: Rhodes, Leara.
Title: Peace through media / Leara D. Rhodes.
Description: New York: Peter Lang.
Includes bibliographical references.
Identifiers: LCCN 2015023826 | ISBN 978-1-4331-3024-3 (pbk.: alk. paper)
ISBN 978-1-4539-1685-8 (ebook pdf)
ISBN 978-1-4331-4096-9 (epub) | ISBN 978-1-4331-4097-6 (mobi)
Subjects: LCSH: War—Press coverage.
Social conflict—Press coverage.
Mass media and peace.
Classification: LCC PN4784.W37 R495 | DDC 070.4/333—dc23
LC record available at https://lccn.loc.gov/2015023826
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About the book
This book equips students and practicing journalists with information on why and how to implement a course of action for Peace Journalism. Secondary literature and primary examples are used within all chapters to offer a personal examination of the importance of applying concepts of Peace Journalism in the field as journalists cover conflict. Peace Through Media also identifies how journalism and political science are merging in areas related to conflict resolution. By understanding how both the journalists and the political scientists think about Peace Journalism, collaboration may follow and the benefits of finding peaceful resolutions to conflicts may be a possibility.
This eBook can be cited
This edition of the eBook can be cited. To enable this we have marked the start and end of a page. In cases where a word straddles a page break, the marker is placed inside the word at exactly the same position as in the physical book. This means that occasionally a word might be bifurcated by this marker.
Preface: Why Peace and Why Media
Chapter 1. Search for Peace: Why Peace Journalism Is Needed Today
Chapter 2. Peace Journalism: Definition and History
Chapter 3. Peace Journalism: Theoretical Approaches
Chapter 4. Populations Affected by Conflict
Chapter 5. Violence: Nature of Contemporary Warfare and Media’s Contribution to Covering Violence
Chapter 6. Journalists Learn to Work with Citizen Journalists
Chapter 7. How to Search for Truth When There Are Lies, Bias, and Propaganda
Chapter 8. Activism and Social Media
Chapter 9. How Governments Use Media During Conflict
Chapter 10. Action Plan: Teaching Peace Journalism
Chapter 11. The Future: Dialogue
Appendix←vii | viii→ ←viii | ix→
Within these chapters, I hope to demonstrate that peace journalism can be taught and successfully implemented to keep the values that journalists have used for decades. Contorting these values currently are the stressors for journalists of adding new social media platforms, working with the fragmentation of traditional media, and including citizens, often activists who are not trained to use journalistic values of truth telling and transparency of information. With these stressors, journalists are trying to find ways to tell truthful stories that contribute to a continued democracy.
This book is a companion to standard journalism reporting texts; students need to know what it takes to work internationally especially with the global use of social media. The goal of this book is to argue that teaching peace journalism along with basic reporting skills is a way to facilitate peace, a basic human need. The people who play such a large role in creating how and what a community thinks about are journalists and they can help facilitate peace. In helping journalists understand how they are uniquely empowered to facilitate positive peace, this text defines peace journalism (Chapter 2); places the term in a theoretical concept (Chapter 3); introduces populations affected by conflict (Chapter 4); defines violence and introduces the nature of contemporary warfare and media’s contribution to covering violence (Chapter 5); ex←ix | x→ amines journalists’ work environment and how they are working with citizen journalists (Chapter 6); identifies how to search for truth when lying, bias and propaganda are so prevalent (Chapter 7); explores how activists are using media to cover conflict (Chapter 8); identifies how governments and institutions are using media during conflict (Chapter 9); proposes an action plan with examples on how to implement peace journalism (Chapter 10); and facilitates a dialogue to motivate journalists and conflict-sensitive training professionals to work together (Chapter 11) to continue humankind’s efforts to find a more peaceful world through the work of a perfectly placed legion of professionals.←x | xi→
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- Publication date
- 2018 (January)
- New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 2018. XII, 202 pp.