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PACS6914 - Conflict-Resolving Media

Intensive March, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Jake Lynch
Phone: +61 2 9351 5440
Email: jake.lynch@sydney.edu.au


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.


2500wd commentaries (2x40%) and seminar participation (20%)


Intensive delivery over 5 days (total 30hrs)



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