CA404 Peace Journalism
SP 2012 HOB
Assoc. Prof., Communication Arts
Will be distributed in class
None, although there will be a number of required readings from handouts and web sites.
Will be provided in class.
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In this course, you will learn to recognize, analyze, and practice Peace Journalism.
Peace Journalism is when editors and reporters make choices that improve the prospects for peace. These choices also promote the positive development of societies recovering from war. These choices -- which stories to report and how they are reported, among others -- create an atmosphere conducive to peace and supportive of peace initiatives and peacemakers, without compromising the basic principles of good journalism.
I believe learning should be hands-on process, and that teaching should be done using a variety of tools and approaches.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
5. You will recognize, discuss, and evaluate the interdependent role of development and civic journalism vis-à-vis peace journalism.
You will be graded on two quizzes, a number of small papers and projects, and on a final project centering on developing Peace Journalism materials .
1. Case study analysis paper-10%
2. PJ content analysis rubric-10%
3. Article for PJ magazine-20%
4. PJ reporting content analysis projects –two—20% total
5. Developmental journalism-drama or PSA script-10%
6. Two quizzes-10%
7. Final project—20%
Core assessment: Final project. Details later.
Late Submission of Course Materials:
I will not accept late work. This applies to all daily work, papers, lab work, final projects, and so on. The only exception to this is if there is some extenuating circumstance, and you contact me IN ADVANCE to get an extension. If you have a problem that precludes you from turning a work in on time, call or e-mail me IN ADVANCE of the due date, let me know what’s going on, and we can make arrangements.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Respect one another, and be open to new ideas.
Course topics and dates...Subject to change (in fact, count on it!)
Week 1. PJ intro; PJ and Reporting I; Accuracy, objectivity, balance
2. PJ: The academic debate
Ethical responsibilities and realities; Flag waving; PJ vs. traditional journalism
3. Content analysis
4. Sound bites and quotes that promote peace; vengeance and forgiveness
5. Guest speaker; Conflict analysis and resolution
6. PJ as part of culture of a media outlet: policy guide, training guidelines
7-8. Hate radio; African radio reporting guidelines
9-10. PJ in action—the Uganda project; PJ/media/terrorism project
11. PJ and government repression/censorship
12-13. PJ case studies: Uganda, Republic of Georgia, United States; Human rights reporting-Philippines; Reporting Handbook-Afghanistan.
14. Developmental and civic journalism—
Reporting about the vulnerable—IDP’s, refugees, disaster victims, etc.
Peace and recovery entertainment programming—drama, etc.
15. Electoral journalism, and its connection to Peace and Development Journalism.
16. Final project—more on this later
Supplemental: Restorative Justice
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