Long-time peace journalist Steven Youngblood presents the foundations of peace journalism in this exciting new textbook, offering readers the methods, approaches, and concepts required to use journalism as a tool for peace, reconciliation, and development. Guidance is offered on framing stories, ethical treatment of sensitive subjects, and avoiding polarizing stereotypes through a range of international examples and case studies spanning from the Iraq war to the recent unrest in Ferguson, Missouri.Youngblood teaches students to interrogate traditional media narratives about crime, race, politics, immigration, and civil unrest, and to illustrate where—and how—a peace journalism approach can lead to more responsible and constructive coverage, and even assist in the peace process itself.
Section I. Philosophical and Ethical Principles of Peace Journalism 1. The Peace Journalism approach 2. Starting a war-How traditional media inflame and encourage conflict 3. Fighting a war-Propaganda and the need for Peace Journalism 4. Starting a riot-Inflammatory reporting and the need for Peace Journalism 5. Choosing not to start a war or a riot-The academic and professional debates about PJ 6. Evaluating media for Peace Journalism content Section II. Peace Journalism and Media Narratives 7. Peace Journalism and media narratives-Racial narratives and stereotypes8. Peace Journalism and media narratives-Crime coverage9. Peace Journalism and media narratives-Islam and terrorism10. Peace Journalism and media narratives-Immigrants, IDP’s, and refugees11. Peace and Electoral Journalism media narratives Section III. Peace Journalism as a tool for peace, reconciliation, and development 12. Peace Journalism as tool for reconciliation13. Peace Journalism as a tool for development 14. Does Peace Journalism have a future? Afterword Appendix I: Teaching PJ in the classroom-Classroom tools, resources, lesson plans Appendix II: Teaching PJ seminars/workshops-Tools and resources, setting up seminars, lesson plans