Units of Study

PACS6914 - Conflict-Resolving Media

Semester 1a, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Jake Lynch


This unit examines media representations of conflict and their influence on the behaviour of those involved. It introduces creative ways for jounalists, 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 media interventions in conflict-affected areas.


2x2500wd commnetaries (2x40%), and class participation (20%)


1x2-hr seminar/week or equivalent intensive



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