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Peace Journalism


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SKU: 9781903458501 ISBN: 9781903458501
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Peace Journalism explains how most coverage of conflict unwittingly fuels further violence, and proposes workable options to give peace a chance. Here are:

  • Topical case studies including Iraq and ‘the war on terrorism’ supported by theory, analysis, archive material and photographs
  • A comparison of War Journalism and Peace Journalism
  • How the reporting of war, violence and terror can be made more accurate and more useful
  • Practical tools and exercises for analysing and reporting the most important war stories of our time

Professional journalists Jake Lynch and Annabel McGoldrick draw on 30 years’ experience reporting for the BBC, ITV, Sky News, the London Independent and ABC Australia. They teach Peace Journalism in departments of Journalism, and Peace Studies at several universities. They have led training workshops for editors and reporters in many countries, including the UK, USA, Indonesia, the Philippines, Nepal, the Middle East and the Caucasus.

“Wholly refreshing – it is one of the strengths of this book that a range of problems are raised, from the choice of value-laden words and phrases to broader issues about the underlying ideology of the news agenda, the mind-set of journalists working to that agenda and the insidious nature of propaganda. Most importantly, it offers journalists a coherent, practical set of guidelines for facing up to these problems … the undeniable merit of the authors’ approach is that it makes journalists think more deeply about their overall responsibilities to society.” —from the introduction by Roy Greenslade, Guardian media commentator and Professor of Journalism at City University, London

“Worth its weight in gold … Jake Lynda and Annabel McGoldrick deserve much praise for making this enterprise exciting as well as instructive.” —Richard Falk, Professor Emeritus, Princeton

“Elegantly written, often humorous, always encyclopaedic – the most refreshing and constructive analysis of media practice for years.” —Stuart Rees, Professor Emeritus and Director, Centre for Peace & Conflict Studies, University of Sydney

“An indispensable training tool for journalists living and working in the midst of violent conflict.” —Carolyn Arguillas, editor, Mindanews, the Philippines

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Weight0.655 kg

Annabel McGoldrick, Jake Lynch




246 × 189 mm


288 pages



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