New Course on Peace and Conflict Journalism

PEAC 025. Peace and Conflict Journalism

This course will address the dynamic relationship between journalism and conflict and the theory and practice of peace journalism as an alternative to the conventions and biases of traditional war reporting. Students will examine the state of the media ecosystem and independent media practices. Practical instruction will introduce the principles of journalism, reporting and distribution techniques, content analysis, and multimedia production techniques.

Students will produce stories for War News Radio and, with in-depth reporting, historical perspective, and direct coverage of people living in conflict zones.

Fall 2011. One credit.

Instructor: Jim MacMillan

Tuesdays and Thursdays. 1:15-2:30 p.m.

Keith Room, Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility