Caption: Steven Youngblood / Gloria Laker
Steven Youngblood / Gloria Laker 

Peace Journalism (Peace Talks Radio)[59:00 / 54:00]

From: Good Radio Shows, Inc.
Series: Peace Talks Radio: Hour Long Specials
Length: 58:59

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Can journalists, by being more mindful of the language that they use and the breadth of people that they talk to, have an impact on reducing conflict instead of maybe inflaming conflict with their reporting choices? It's being called "Peace Journalism" and we consider it this time on Peace Talks Radio.

Youngblood-laker_small This time on Peace Talks Radio, we pose some questions about whether the manner in which journalists cover war and peace, has something to do with achieving peace and reducing conflict --- or do common conventions of reporting instead inflame conflict and omit viable non-violent options for resolving conflicts.  And can severe hate speech and alarmist propaganda that threaten lives in developing nations be quelled with targeted training?   Our conversation today starts with Steve Youngblood, the director for the Center for Global Peace Journalism at Park University in Parkville, Missouri.  Also we'll hear from Ugandan Journalist Gloria Laker who took Youngblood's "Peace Journalism" workshops in Uganda, then helped facilitate them to other journalists across her homeland.  Finally, Humankind radio producer David Freudberg, who calls for the development of a "Peace Beat" at news organizations, offers his thoughts on the responsibilities of journalists to cover conflict thoughtfully.

Piece Description

This time on Peace Talks Radio, we pose some questions about whether the manner in which journalists cover war and peace, has something to do with achieving peace and reducing conflict --- or do common conventions of reporting instead inflame conflict and omit viable non-violent options for resolving conflicts.  And can severe hate speech and alarmist propaganda that threaten lives in developing nations be quelled with targeted training?   Our conversation today starts with Steve Youngblood, the director for the Center for Global Peace Journalism at Park University in Parkville, Missouri.  Also we'll hear from Ugandan Journalist Gloria Laker who took Youngblood's "Peace Journalism" workshops in Uganda, then helped facilitate them to other journalists across her homeland.  Finally, Humankind radio producer David Freudberg, who calls for the development of a "Peace Beat" at news organizations, offers his thoughts on the responsibilities of journalists to cover conflict thoughtfully.

Transcript

Youngblood: Like many social science terms, there is more than one definition. The one that I like to use talks about peace journalism being when reporters and editors make choices that can create an atmosphere that’s conducive to peace. When we define peace journalism, it’s almost easier to talk about the opposite and the opposite is simply the traditional journalism that sensationalizes violence, that insights conflict and violence and that doesn’t consider the consequences of its own reporting. Peace journalism seeks to counter those things.
Ingles: In terms of what they report and how it’s reported, let’s start with what to report. What do peace journalists report on that others don’t or mainstream media may not?
Youngblood: I would say that for the most part, peace journalists are reporting on the same things that mainstream journalists are reporting on. So it’s not that we’re ignor...
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Timing and Cues

59:00 Version Version

59:00 Version

00:00:00 - 00:00:59 - Open BBoard
00:00:01 - 00:22:51 - Seg A (ends with :59 music bed for local anncts.)
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54:00 Version Version

54:00 Version

00:00:00 - 00:00:59 - Open BBoard
00:01:00 - 00:05:59 - Your Newscast
00:06:00 - 00:25:37 - Seg A (ends with :59 music bed for local anncts.)
00:25:38 - 00:42:14 - Seg B (ends with :59 music bed for local anncts.)
00:42:14 - 00:59:00 - Seg C

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