The J Word: A Podcast by Journalism Practice

The J Word 3.9: The Potentials of Peace Journalism

December 14, 2021 Season 3 Episode 9
The J Word: A Podcast by Journalism Practice
The J Word 3.9: The Potentials of Peace Journalism
Show Notes

Does the notion of peace journalism always mean there must be a war going on Just what is peace journalism? How does it differ from solutions, constructive, and, well, just “good” journalism? We debate and discuss approaches to peace journalism in this episode looking at journalism from physical violence in Ethiopia and Kenya, and in the war-language used in battles against COVID-19 across Europe.

Richard Thomas joins us as an Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Media and Communications at Swansea University in the U.K., who is coauthor of “Peace journalism in theory and practice” who will give us an overview of peace journalism today. Téwodros Workneh is Assistant Professor of Global Communication at Kent State University in the U.S. and is author of “From state repression to fear of non-state actors,” who talks about peace journalism’s use in understanding the weaponization of media messages. 

And Tamar Haruna Dambo is in the Faculty of Communication and Media Studies at Eastern Mediterranean University in North Cyprus and co-author of “Covering the Covid-19 pandemic using peace journalism approach.”


Text Featured in this Episode:

Ersoy, M., & Dambo, T. H. (2021). Covering the Covid-19 Pandemic Using Peace Journalism Approach. Journalism Practice, 1-18.

Workneh, T. W. (2021). From State Repression to Fear of non-state Actors: Examining Emerging Threats of Journalism Practice in Ethiopia. Journalism Practice, 1-18.

Arregui, C., Thomas, R., & Kilby, A. (2020). Peace Journalism in Theory and Practice: Kenyan and Foreign Correspondent Perspectives. Journalism Practice, 1-20.

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