Steven L. Youngblood's Blog Posts Tagged 'city' (4)

Irresponsible headline shows need for peace journalism

By Steven Youngblood, director, Center for Global Peace Journalism

Peace Journalism teaches us that words matter, and that poorly selected words can, among other things, desensitize us to violence. A case in point is the cavalier use of the headline "Hobby Lobby ruling puts Green family in crosshairs" in today’s Kansas City…


Added by Steven L. Youngblood on July 2, 2014 at 12:14pm — 2 Comments

Does media coverage of KC shooting give voice to violence, extremism?

By Steven Youngblood, director, Center for Global Peace Journalism

Peace journalism is about much more than peace and war.
That lesson is being underscored this week in Kansas City, where we are in mourning over a series of shootings that killed three people last Sunday.
Peace journalists always consider the consequences of their reporting, and, at minimum, pledge…

Added by Steven L. Youngblood on April 16, 2014 at 12:12pm — No Comments

Discussing peace journalism on air; batting away acidic comments off air

I appeared a few days ago on KCUR, Kansas City’s NPR affiliate. The program, Central Standard, was excellent, and my host, Jabulani Leffall, was thoughtful and well prepared. (Click here to listen to archived copy of the program in which I discuss peace journalism and my new book…


Added by Steven L. Youngblood on December 14, 2012 at 12:44pm — No Comments

Is the press obligated to report hate speech?

NOTE: This was an editorial column that I sent last week to the Kansas City Star, my hometown newspaper. I have not heard back from them, so I'm assuming that they are not going to publish it. This is no big surprise since the columnn below is pretty critical of a piece published by the Star about a member of the Phelps family/Westboro Baptist Church. For the uninitiated, this is the "Christian" church that hates just about everyone, and has even picketed funerals of gays and servicemen.…


Added by Steven L. Youngblood on November 28, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

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