Steven L. Youngblood's Blog Posts Tagged 'peace' (91)

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

The new Peace Journalist magazine has arrived!

The April, 2014 edition of the Peace Journalist magazine has been published. Click here to get the lastest peace journalism news from Northern Ireland, Fiji, Pakistan, Kenya, …

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Added by Steven L. Youngblood on April 1, 2014 at 11:07am — No Comments

When haters die, what's a peace journalist to do?

By Steven Youngblood, director, Center for Global Peace Journalism



As peace journalists, we’re used to often being a lone voice in the wilderness. At no time is that more true than today.
 
Yesterday, a man who is arguably the most hated person in the country died. 
 
I refuse to even write his name to avoid giving him even one more byte of publicity. Of course, I am…
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Added by Steven L. Youngblood on March 21, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Peace Journalism seeds take root in Cyprus

By Steven Youngblood, director, Center for Global Peace Journalism

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Added by Steven L. Youngblood on March 17, 2014 at 10:37am — No Comments

Surprises abound at EMU-Cyprus lecture

By Steven Youngblood, director, Center for Global Peace Journalism

The class for my lecture today at Eastern Mediterranean University in northern Cyprus was full of surprises.

My first surprise was the composition of the class, which I had expected would consist of Turks and Turkish Cypriots. I was delighted to learn that EMU has an international student profile similar to…

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Added by Steven L. Youngblood on March 11, 2014 at 12:26pm — No Comments

Peacekeepers, checkpoint: Reminders about our mission in Cyprus

By Steven Youngblood, director, Center for Global Peace Journalism; Twitter @PeaceJourn

While Cyprus is certainly beautiful, we were reminded yesterday that we’re not here on vacation.

As we boarded our plane in London, we…

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Added by Steven L. Youngblood on March 9, 2014 at 6:45am — No Comments

Last call for papers: The Peace Journalist Magazine

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Added by Steven L. Youngblood on February 25, 2014 at 3:43pm — No Comments

Ukraine: Cold war rhetoric does disservice to media consumers

By Steven Youngblood, director, Center for Global Peace Journalism

In a cold-war flashback, the media in Russia and the U.S. seem to be offering competing narratives about the uprising in Ukraine.

This was brought to my attention by one of the best students I have ever had, Iryna, a Ukrainian who is currently studying abroad. Iryna participated in a peace journalism training several years ago. She wrote,…

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Added by Steven L. Youngblood on February 20, 2014 at 1:37pm — No Comments

Call for Papers—The Peace Journalist magazine

The Peace Journalist is a semi-annual publication of the Center for Global Peace Journalism at Park University in Parkville, Missouri.

The Peace Journalist is dedicated to disseminating news and information for and about teachers, students, and practitioners of peace and conflict sensitive journalism.

 Submissions are welcome from all. For the April, 2014 edition of The Peace Journalist, we are seeking short…

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Added by Steven L. Youngblood on February 6, 2014 at 2:10pm — No Comments

Knox coverage reveals single sided media agendas

By Steven Youngblood, director, Center for Global Peace Journalism

A student told me about a professor who, on the first day of class, held up a book with a blue cover. He told the class, “This book is green.” The class, seeing the blue cover, disagreed, but the professor persisted. After a few minutes, the professor spun the book around to reveal a green back cover.

Media consumers worldwide are a bit like…

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Added by Steven L. Youngblood on February 4, 2014 at 12:32pm — No Comments

Kenyan journalist refuses to bow to intimidation

By Steven Youngblood, director, Center for Global Peace Journalism

Shadowy figures duck into businesses or scoot around corners when you approach. Later, you hear strange clicks on your phone. Are you paranoid, or is someone really following you and tapping your phone? Soon thereafter, all doubt is erased when these figures actually emerge from the shadows, and confront you in a direct, intimidating way. They know…

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Added by Steven L. Youngblood on January 21, 2014 at 4:01pm — No Comments

Peace Journalism Year in Review Part II: Zimmerman, JFK, Syria

By Steven Youngblood, Director, Center for Global Peace Journalism

The second half of 2013 brought more analysis of how peace journalism applies to a wide range of issues and disciplines.

July began with my take on the mainstream press coverage of the George Zimmerman trial. I wrote, “Whether it’s the Lindbergh baby kidnapping trial (1935), the Jody Arias trial, the O.J. Simpson debacle, or…

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Added by Steven L. Youngblood on January 6, 2014 at 11:26am — No Comments

Year in Review Part 1: Peace journalism and media misperceptions in Kenya, Lebanon

By Steven Youngblood, director, Center for Global Peace Journalism

--Part 1 of 2 parts. Part 2 will be published in early January.--

It’s been another interesting year for advocates and practitioners of peace journalism. As I look back on a year’s worth of blogs and articles, the only real pattern I notice is the wide applicability of…

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Added by Steven L. Youngblood on December 26, 2013 at 12:28pm — No Comments

In defense of peace journalism: Choosing not to start a riot

By Steven Youngblood, director, Center for Global Peace Journalism



It has been both fascinating and instructive the last few days to read reports from Belfast, Northern Ireland about a peace journalism workshop held there on Nov. 29. Judging from what I’ve read, workshop attendees largely reacted negatively to the concept of peace journalism.

The consensus, summarized succinctly on the Slugger O’Toole website, was that “the…

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Added by Steven L. Youngblood on December 3, 2013 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Revista 'The Peace Journalist' en Espanol

Colleagues:

Click here to access/download a special Spanish edition of The Peace Journalist magazine. The Peace Journalist is dedicated to disseminating news and information for and about teachers, stu­dents, and practitioners of peace and conflict sensitive journalism.…

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Added by Steven L. Youngblood on November 27, 2013 at 11:12am — No Comments

Would modern technology change JFK coverage?

By Steven Youngblood, director, Center for Global Peace Journalism

It’s not hard to picture Dealey Plaza in Dallas lined with thousands of people waiting to get a glimpse of a presidential motorcade. But instead of one lone figure with an 8mm film camera, imagine thousands of observers armed with a smart phone or tablet.

What if they had 24-hour cable TV, Internet, social media, and…

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Added by Steven L. Youngblood on November 22, 2013 at 1:53pm — No Comments

Peace journalism principles should guide typhoon coverage

By Steven Youngblood, director, Center for Global Peace Journalism

The peace journalism approach is about much more than covering wars.

Exhibit A is coverage of Typhoon Haiyan. In the short term, a peace journalism approach would demand that the power of the media be used to highlight the needs of the survivors, and empower viewers and readers who want to provide assistance.…

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Added by Steven L. Youngblood on November 12, 2013 at 4:50pm — 4 Comments

NGO leaders teach communications prof about communications

By Steven Youngblood, director, Center for Global Peace Journalism

Yesterday was the third and final day of the Sustained Humanitarian Presence Initiative workshop, sponsored by Irish AID and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation. This workshop in Limerick, Ireland for NGO leaders was the first part of a larger project to develop a course to help NGO's operate more effectively in a crisis area. The…

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Added by Steven L. Youngblood on November 1, 2013 at 6:44am — No Comments

The new Peace Journalist magazine has arrived

By Steven Youngblood, director, Center for Global Peace Journalism

The Peace Journalist magazine is dedicated to disseminating news and information for and about teachers, students, and practitioners of peace and…

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Added by Steven L. Youngblood on October 8, 2013 at 10:26am — No Comments

Journalists ponder ethics, peace journalism

By Steven Youngblood, director, Center for Global Peace Journalism

Did journalists behave ethically in covering the Trayvon Martin case? Do journalists have an obligation to be objective? Do established media narratives fuel…

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Added by Steven L. Youngblood on September 30, 2013 at 11:43am — No Comments

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