ARTICLE: War versus peace journalism


Little attention has been paid to investigate journalistic perceptions toward war versus peace journalism and specifically how to measure it quantitatively, write Rico Neumann of University of Washington and Shahira Fahmy of University of Arizona.

The article, called Measuring journalistic peace/war performance: An exploratory study of crisis reporters’ attitudes and perceptions, attempts to advance an empirical method to develop a survey instrument for a reliable and valid assessment of journalists’ attitudes toward conflict-reporting practices in the context of peace and war journalism. It is based on Johan Galtungs concept of peace/war journalism.

The study is published online before print by International Communication Gazette and it is available here.

Picture: FDR: “I Hate War” (The Peace Hat) by Tony Fischer, licence CC BY 2.0

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