Steven L. Youngblood's Blog – April 2012 Archive (3)

Sensational Afghani photo unnecessary

In peace journalism, we’re always asking ourselves if the story can be told in a less-inflammatory way. I was left wondering this week if this notion ever entered the minds of the editors of the Los Angeles Times.

In case you missed it, last week brought the latest in a seemingly endless stream of offensive pictures of U.S. troops in Afghanistan. This time, the photos showed service people mugging it up with dismembered “enemy” corpses and body parts. It’s noteworthy, and perhaps…


Added by Steven L. Youngblood on April 23, 2012 at 11:58am — No Comments

"The Peace Journalist" magazine makes its debut

The inaugural edition of The Peace Journalist has been published. Features include a look at whether Afghani journalists understand the nature of conflict, and an examination of a comprehensive peace and electoral journalism project in Uganda.



Added by Steven L. Youngblood on April 11, 2012 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Trayvon Martin and the search for responsible media coverage

As my previous comments indicate (see my earlier post), there is precious little good reporting about the Trayvon Martin case. One exception is nicely balanced, deliberately un-sensational report by a Park University student featured in the latest edition of the Northland News, a weekly news program produced by the broadcasting students at Park University. I commended the reporter, Rudy Harper, and reminded him that even though we’re…


Added by Steven L. Youngblood on April 2, 2012 at 11:42am — No Comments

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