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PACS6914: Conflict-Resolving Media

2023 unit information

This unit examines media representations of conflict and their influence on the behaviour of those involved. It introduces creative ways for journalists, media development workers and media activists to apply principles of conflict resolution. Students diagnose 'war journalism' and 'peace journalism', and analyse conflict in a journalism context. Theories of news and concepts of objectivity and responsibility are critically explored. Students gain practical skills in peace journalism and media activism as well as devising peace journalism interventions in conflict-affected areas.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Sociology and Criminology

Code PACS6914
Academic unit Sociology and Criminology
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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None
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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SCWK6935
Assumed knowledge:
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None

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. find, successfully identify and analyse examples of war journalism and peace journalism
  • LO2. discuss personal responses to media representations of conflict
  • LO3. work successfully in setting of facilitated group-directed learning
  • LO4. produce a report of a situation of conflict

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Intensive September 2020
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2b 2021
Block mode Remote
Outline unavailable
Semester 2b 2021
Online Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Outline unavailable
Semester 2a 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2a 2023
Online Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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