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PACS6914: Conflict-Resolving Media

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.

Code PACS6914
Academic unit
Credit points 6

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 outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.