Associate Professor Jake Lynch

BA (First Class Honours), PG Diploma Journalism, (Cardiff), PhD (London)
Director, Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies

K01 - Mackie Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 5440

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Biographical details

Associate Professor Jake Lynch, PhD (City University, London) is Director of the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies (CPACS) at the University of Sydney; an Executive Member of the Sydney Peace Foundation and Secretary General of the International Peace Research Association, having organized and hosted its Sydney conference in July 2010. He is also a Senior Research Fellow of the School of Communication at the University of Johannesburg.

Jake has spent the past 15 years researching, developing, teaching and training in peace journalism – and practising it, as an experienced international reporter in television and newspapers. He was an on-air presenter, anchoring over a thousand half-hour news bulletins for BBC World TV. Before that, he was the Sydney Correspondent for the London Independent newspaper, and a Political Correspondent for Sky News.

Since 1999 up to the present day, Jake has led training workshops in peace journalism for professional editors and reporters, and in media skills for peace workers, in many countries including Fiji, Indonesia, the Philippines, Nepal, Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine, Cyprus, Armenia, Georgia, Norway and the UK. Clients have included the British Council, Council of Europe, DANIDA, GTZ, SIDA, NORAD, the Olof Palme Memorial Fund and the Australian Commonwealth government.

Publications include several books and many book chapters and refereed articles on peace and peace journalism. He is also the author of several think-tank reports and innumerable articles in public media including the Sydney Morning Herald, the Australian and the Canberra Times.

Jake presented News Goo, a streamed television program produced by the New Matilda current affairs website. In 2009-2010 he wrote a weekly column, combining commentary on world affairs with media analysis and literacy issues, for the TRANSCEND Media Service website. He is a regular contributor to radio and television. Jake has senior production credits on four documentary films, including the multi-award winning Soldiers of Peace, narrated by the Hollywood actor, Michael Douglas.

In 2009, he won a Linkage grant from the Australian Research Council, to investigate prospects for devising a Global Standard for Reporting Conflict, in partnership with the International Federation of Journalists and the aid agency, Act for Peace.

Research interests

  • Peace Journalism
  • Peace Studies
  • Media Analysis

Awards and honours

2012: Appointed Senior Research Fellow, School of Communication, University of Johannesburg, South Africa.

2010: Elected Secretary General of the International Peace Research Association.

2009-2010: Co-Chief Investigator, University of Sydney Institute for Social Science/World Universities Network Project, Re-Imagining International Criminal Justice.

2009-2012: Chief Investigator, Australian Research Council Linkage Project, A Global Standard for Reporting Conflict.

2008-2010: Chair of Organising Committee, International Peace Research Association biennial conference, Sydney 2010.

2009: Appointed to Executive Committee of the Sydney Peace Foundation.

2008: PhD, City University, London.

2007-2008: Convener of Peace Journalism Commission, International Peace Research Association.

2007: Appointed Associate Professor and Director, Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Sydney.

2004-2006: Co-Chief Investigator, Peace Journalism international research project, Toda Institute for Global Peace and Policy Research.

2005: Appointed to the International Advisory Council of the Toda Institute for Global Peace and Policy Research.

2001-2005: Director, Reporting the World (London-based journalism think-tank).

1989: Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism Studies (Distinction), Cardiff University.

1988: BA English (First Class Honours), Cardiff University.

Selected grants

2014

  • Is peace journalism feasible? Balancing structure and agency in media coverage of conflicts; Lynch J; Institute for Global Peace and Sustainable Governance/Research Support.

2009

  • A global standard for reporting conflict; Lynch J, Park J, Keene J; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Linkage Projects (LP).

Selected publications & creative works

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Books

  • Lynch, J. (2014). A Global Standard for Reporting Conflict. New York: Routledge.
  • Lynch, J., Galtung, J. (2010). Reporting Conflict: New Directions in Peace Journalism. Australia: University of Queensland Press.
  • Lynch, J. (2008). Debates in Peace Journalism. Sydney: Sydney University Press.
  • Lynch, J., Galtung, J., McGoldrick, A. (2006). Reporteando Confilctos. Mexico: Transcend: A Peace and Development Network.
  • Lynch, J., McGoldrick, A. (2005). Peace Journalism. Stroud, England: Hawthorn Press.
  • Lynch, J. (2002). Reporting the World: A Practical Checklist for the Ethical Reporting of Conflicts in the 21st Century. United Kingdom: Conflict & Peace Forums.

Book Chapters

  • Lynch, J. (2013). Towards a global standard for reporting conflict. In Raymond King, Victor MacGill, Roger Wescombe (Eds.), Peace in action: practices, perspectives and policies that make a difference, (pp. 22-29). Wagga Wagga, Australia: King MacGill Wescombe Publications.
  • Lynch, J., McGoldrick, A., Russell, A. (2012). Asylum-seeker Issues as Political Spectacle. In Daya K. Thussu, Dr. Des Freedman (Eds.), Media and Terrorism: Global Perspectives, (pp. 271-288). London: Sage Publications.
  • Lynch, J. (2011). Can the centre hold? Prospects for mobilising media activism around public service broadcasting using peace journalism. In Ibrahim Seaga Shaw, Jake Lynch and Robert Hackett (Eds.), Expanding Peace Journalism: comparative and critical approaches, (pp. 287-316). Sydney: Sydney University Press.
  • Lynch, J., Hackett, R., Shaw, I. (2011). Introduction - Expanding peace journalism: comparative and critical approaches. In Ibrahim Seaga Shaw, Jake Lynch and Robert Hackett (Eds.), Expanding Peace Journalism: comparative and critical approaches, (pp. 7-31). Sydney: Sydney University Press.
  • Lynch, J., McGoldrick, A. (2010). A Global Standard for Reporting Conflict and Peace. In Keeble, Richard Lance; Tulloch, John; Zollmann, Florian (Eds.), Peace Journalism, War and Conflict Resolution, (pp. 87-103). New York, NY: Peter Lang Publishing.
  • Lynch, J., McGoldrick, A., Adnan, I. (2010). How to improve reporting of the war in Afghanistan: feminize it!. In Richard Lance Keeble, John Mair (Eds.), Afghanistan, War and the Media: Deadlines and Frontlines, (pp. 133-145). United Kingdom: Abramis (imprint arima publishing).
  • Lynch, J. (2010). Peace Journalism. In Stuart Allan (Eds.), The Routledge Companion to News and Journalism, (pp. 542-554). Oxon & New York: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.
  • Lynch, J. (2010). Peace Journalism: Variations on a theme of Johan Galtung. In Jorgen Johansen; John Y Jones (Eds.), Experiments with Peace: A Book Celebrating Peace on Johan Galtung's 80th Birthday, (pp. 193-200). Capt Town, South Africa: Pambazuka Press.
  • Lynch, J. (2010). Propaganda, war, peace and the media. In Keeble, Richard Lance; Tulloch, John; Zollmann, Florian (Eds.), Peace Journalism, War and Conflict Resolution, (pp. 69-83). New York, NY: Peter Lang Publishing.
  • Lynch, J. (2009). Coalition of the unwilling: the phenomenology and political economy of US militarism. In Lynda-ann Blanchard, Leah Chan (Eds.), Ending War, Building Peace, (pp. 91-112). Australia: Sydney University Press.
  • Lynch, J. (2009). International Law and Israel's Assault on Gaza. In Reychler, Luc~Funk Deckard, Julianne~HR Villanueva, Kevin~ (Eds.), Building Sustainable Futures: Enacting Peace and Development, (pp. 121-131). Deusto, Spain: Deusto University Press.
  • Lynch, J. (2008). Peace journalism and its discontents. In Wilhelm Kempf (Eds.), The Peace Journalism Controversy, (pp. 83-103). Berlin: verlag irena regener.
  • Lynch, J., McGoldrick, A. (2007). Peace Journalism. In Charles Webel and Johan Galtung (Eds.), Handbook of peace and conflict studies, (pp. 248-264). London ; New York: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.
  • Lynch, J., McGoldrick, A. (2005). Peace Journalism: A Global Dialogue for Democracy and Democratic Media. In Robert A. Hackett and Yuezhi Zhao (Eds.), Democratizing global media : one world, many struggles, (pp. Chapter 13). Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers Inc.
  • Lynch, J. (2004). Reporting the world: an ethical challenge to international news. In Marina Caparini (Eds.), Media in security and governance : the role of the news media in security oversight and accountability, (pp. 97-118). Baden-Baden, Germany: Nomos.
  • Lynch, J. (2004). Reporting the World: The Ethical Challenge to International News. In Chris Paterson and Annabelle Sreberny (Eds.), International news in the 21st century, (pp. 261-274). Eastleigh, Hants, UK: John Libbey Publishing.
  • Lynch, J., McGoldrick, A. (2003). Tips for covering conflict. In Danny Schechter (Eds.), Media wars : news at a time of terror, (pp. 170-173). Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers Inc.

Journals

  • Lynch, J. (2014). Critical realism, peace journalism and democracy. Ethical Space: the international journal of communication ethics, 11(1), 29-36.
  • Lynch, J. (2013). Is Peace Journalism feasible? Pointers for research and media development. Ethical Space: the international journal of communication ethics, 10(2/3), 15-24.
  • Lynch, J. (2013). Re-envisioning democratic media and ethics: Transformations in journalism, news and the digital. Ethical Space: the international journal of communication ethics, 10(2/3), 2-5.
  • Lynch, J., McGoldrick, A. (2013). Responses to peace journalism. Journalism, 14(8), 1041-1058. [More Information]
  • Lynch, J. (2012). Conflict Interventions: The Case for a Multidisciplinary Approach. Australian Journal of International Affairs, 66(2), 265-276. [More Information]
  • Lynch, J., McGoldrick, A. (2012). Reframing South African TV news as Peace Journalism: Interim findings from a field experiment. Communicare: Journal of Communication Sciences, 31(2), 78-98.
  • Lynch, J. (2012). Responsibility to Protect after Libya. International Journal of Peace Studies, 16(2), 59-76.
  • Lynch, J. (2010). Defending John Pilger's journalism on Israel and Palestine. Ethical Space: the international journal of communication ethics, 7(4), 48-55.
  • Lynch, J. (2008). Active and Passive Peace Journalism in Reporting of the "War on Terrorism" in the Philippines. Peace and Policy, 13, 99-113.
  • Lynch, J. (2008). Introduction - What works and what doesn't: new directions in conflict intervention. Global Change, Peace and Security, 20(3), 237-242. [More Information]
  • Lynch, J. (2008). Modernisation or participatory development: the emerging divide in journalist training for conflict-affected societies. Global Change, Peace and Security, 20(3), 291-304. [More Information]
  • Lynch, J. (2007). A course in Peace Journalism. Conflict and Communication, 6(1), 1-20.
  • Lynch, J. (2007). A reply to the replies- Counterplea by Jake Lynch. Conflict and Communication, 6(2), 1-4.
  • Lynch, J. (2007). Issues in the media coverage of terrorism. Media development, 54(3), 22-27.
  • Lynch, J. (2007). Peace Journalism and its discontents. Conflict and Communication, 6(2), 1-13.
  • Lynch, J. (2007). Reporting Iraq: what went right, what went wrong. Mediactive, 3, 110-126.
  • Lynch, J. (2006). What's so great about Peace Journalism? Global Media Journal: Mediterranean Edition, 1(1), 74-87.
  • Lynch, J., McGoldrick, A. (2005). Peace Journalism in the Holy Land. Media development, 52(1), 47-49.
  • Lynch, J., McGoldrick, A. (2005). War and peace journalism in the Holy Land [Paper in: Media, Mania and Government in an Age of Fear. Manning, Peter (ed.).]. Social Alternatives, 24(1), 11-15.
  • McGoldrick, A., Lynch, J. (2002). From the front lines. Harvard International Review, 24(1), 74-75.
  • Lynch, J. (2002). Impunity in Journalism. Media development, 49(2).
  • Lynch, J. (2002). Journalist Ethics and Reporting Terrorism. The Conflict Security and Development Group Bulletin, March April 2002, 9-11.
  • Lynch, J. (2002). Performing with Headlines in Mind. British journalism review, 13(2), 63.
  • Lynch, J., McGoldrick, A. (2001). Peace Journalism in Poso. Inside Indonesia, 66.

Conferences

  • Lynch, J. (2003). Peace Journalism in Indonesia. International Conference Agents of Peace, Jakarta: Friedrich Ebert Stiftung.

Film / Video

  • McGoldrick, A., Lynch, J. (2004). News from the Holy Land. UNSPECIFIED.

Report

  • Elmslie, J., King, P., Lynch, J. (2007). Blundering In – the Australia-Indonesia security treaty and the humanitarian crisis in West Papua.
  • Lynch, J. (2001). Jurnalisme damai: bagaimana melakukannya?.
  • Lynch, J. (2001). Reporting the World concept document.

Other

  • Lynch, J., McGoldrick, A. (2007), Video: Peace Journalism in the Philippines.

2014

  • Lynch, J. (2014). A Global Standard for Reporting Conflict. New York: Routledge.
  • Lynch, J. (2014). Critical realism, peace journalism and democracy. Ethical Space: the international journal of communication ethics, 11(1), 29-36.

2013

  • Lynch, J. (2013). Is Peace Journalism feasible? Pointers for research and media development. Ethical Space: the international journal of communication ethics, 10(2/3), 15-24.
  • Lynch, J. (2013). Re-envisioning democratic media and ethics: Transformations in journalism, news and the digital. Ethical Space: the international journal of communication ethics, 10(2/3), 2-5.
  • Lynch, J., McGoldrick, A. (2013). Responses to peace journalism. Journalism, 14(8), 1041-1058. [More Information]
  • Lynch, J. (2013). Towards a global standard for reporting conflict. In Raymond King, Victor MacGill, Roger Wescombe (Eds.), Peace in action: practices, perspectives and policies that make a difference, (pp. 22-29). Wagga Wagga, Australia: King MacGill Wescombe Publications.

2012

  • Lynch, J., McGoldrick, A., Russell, A. (2012). Asylum-seeker Issues as Political Spectacle. In Daya K. Thussu, Dr. Des Freedman (Eds.), Media and Terrorism: Global Perspectives, (pp. 271-288). London: Sage Publications.
  • Lynch, J. (2012). Conflict Interventions: The Case for a Multidisciplinary Approach. Australian Journal of International Affairs, 66(2), 265-276. [More Information]
  • Lynch, J., McGoldrick, A. (2012). Reframing South African TV news as Peace Journalism: Interim findings from a field experiment. Communicare: Journal of Communication Sciences, 31(2), 78-98.
  • Lynch, J. (2012). Responsibility to Protect after Libya. International Journal of Peace Studies, 16(2), 59-76.

2011

  • Lynch, J. (2011). Can the centre hold? Prospects for mobilising media activism around public service broadcasting using peace journalism. In Ibrahim Seaga Shaw, Jake Lynch and Robert Hackett (Eds.), Expanding Peace Journalism: comparative and critical approaches, (pp. 287-316). Sydney: Sydney University Press.
  • Lynch, J., Hackett, R., Shaw, I. (2011). Introduction - Expanding peace journalism: comparative and critical approaches. In Ibrahim Seaga Shaw, Jake Lynch and Robert Hackett (Eds.), Expanding Peace Journalism: comparative and critical approaches, (pp. 7-31). Sydney: Sydney University Press.

2010

  • Lynch, J., McGoldrick, A. (2010). A Global Standard for Reporting Conflict and Peace. In Keeble, Richard Lance; Tulloch, John; Zollmann, Florian (Eds.), Peace Journalism, War and Conflict Resolution, (pp. 87-103). New York, NY: Peter Lang Publishing.
  • Lynch, J. (2010). Defending John Pilger's journalism on Israel and Palestine. Ethical Space: the international journal of communication ethics, 7(4), 48-55.
  • Lynch, J., McGoldrick, A., Adnan, I. (2010). How to improve reporting of the war in Afghanistan: feminize it!. In Richard Lance Keeble, John Mair (Eds.), Afghanistan, War and the Media: Deadlines and Frontlines, (pp. 133-145). United Kingdom: Abramis (imprint arima publishing).
  • Lynch, J. (2010). Peace Journalism. In Stuart Allan (Eds.), The Routledge Companion to News and Journalism, (pp. 542-554). Oxon & New York: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.
  • Lynch, J. (2010). Peace Journalism: Variations on a theme of Johan Galtung. In Jorgen Johansen; John Y Jones (Eds.), Experiments with Peace: A Book Celebrating Peace on Johan Galtung's 80th Birthday, (pp. 193-200). Capt Town, South Africa: Pambazuka Press.
  • Lynch, J. (2010). Propaganda, war, peace and the media. In Keeble, Richard Lance; Tulloch, John; Zollmann, Florian (Eds.), Peace Journalism, War and Conflict Resolution, (pp. 69-83). New York, NY: Peter Lang Publishing.
  • Lynch, J., Galtung, J. (2010). Reporting Conflict: New Directions in Peace Journalism. Australia: University of Queensland Press.

2009

  • Lynch, J. (2009). Coalition of the unwilling: the phenomenology and political economy of US militarism. In Lynda-ann Blanchard, Leah Chan (Eds.), Ending War, Building Peace, (pp. 91-112). Australia: Sydney University Press.
  • Lynch, J. (2009). International Law and Israel's Assault on Gaza. In Reychler, Luc~Funk Deckard, Julianne~HR Villanueva, Kevin~ (Eds.), Building Sustainable Futures: Enacting Peace and Development, (pp. 121-131). Deusto, Spain: Deusto University Press.

2008

  • Lynch, J. (2008). Active and Passive Peace Journalism in Reporting of the "War on Terrorism" in the Philippines. Peace and Policy, 13, 99-113.
  • Lynch, J. (2008). Debates in Peace Journalism. Sydney: Sydney University Press.
  • Lynch, J. (2008). Introduction - What works and what doesn't: new directions in conflict intervention. Global Change, Peace and Security, 20(3), 237-242. [More Information]
  • Lynch, J. (2008). Modernisation or participatory development: the emerging divide in journalist training for conflict-affected societies. Global Change, Peace and Security, 20(3), 291-304. [More Information]
  • Lynch, J. (2008). Peace journalism and its discontents. In Wilhelm Kempf (Eds.), The Peace Journalism Controversy, (pp. 83-103). Berlin: verlag irena regener.

2007

  • Lynch, J. (2007). A course in Peace Journalism. Conflict and Communication, 6(1), 1-20.
  • Lynch, J. (2007). A reply to the replies- Counterplea by Jake Lynch. Conflict and Communication, 6(2), 1-4.
  • Elmslie, J., King, P., Lynch, J. (2007). Blundering In – the Australia-Indonesia security treaty and the humanitarian crisis in West Papua.
  • Lynch, J. (2007). Issues in the media coverage of terrorism. Media development, 54(3), 22-27.
  • Lynch, J., McGoldrick, A. (2007). Peace Journalism. In Charles Webel and Johan Galtung (Eds.), Handbook of peace and conflict studies, (pp. 248-264). London ; New York: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.
  • Lynch, J. (2007). Peace Journalism and its discontents. Conflict and Communication, 6(2), 1-13.
  • Lynch, J. (2007). Reporting Iraq: what went right, what went wrong. Mediactive, 3, 110-126.
  • Lynch, J., McGoldrick, A. (2007), Video: Peace Journalism in the Philippines.

2006

  • Lynch, J., Galtung, J., McGoldrick, A. (2006). Reporteando Confilctos. Mexico: Transcend: A Peace and Development Network.
  • Lynch, J. (2006). What's so great about Peace Journalism? Global Media Journal: Mediterranean Edition, 1(1), 74-87.

2005

  • Lynch, J., McGoldrick, A. (2005). Peace Journalism. Stroud, England: Hawthorn Press.
  • Lynch, J., McGoldrick, A. (2005). Peace Journalism in the Holy Land. Media development, 52(1), 47-49.
  • Lynch, J., McGoldrick, A. (2005). Peace Journalism: A Global Dialogue for Democracy and Democratic Media. In Robert A. Hackett and Yuezhi Zhao (Eds.), Democratizing global media : one world, many struggles, (pp. Chapter 13). Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers Inc.
  • Lynch, J., McGoldrick, A. (2005). War and peace journalism in the Holy Land [Paper in: Media, Mania and Government in an Age of Fear. Manning, Peter (ed.).]. Social Alternatives, 24(1), 11-15.

2004

  • McGoldrick, A., Lynch, J. (2004). News from the Holy Land. UNSPECIFIED.
  • Lynch, J. (2004). Reporting the world: an ethical challenge to international news. In Marina Caparini (Eds.), Media in security and governance : the role of the news media in security oversight and accountability, (pp. 97-118). Baden-Baden, Germany: Nomos.
  • Lynch, J. (2004). Reporting the World: The Ethical Challenge to International News. In Chris Paterson and Annabelle Sreberny (Eds.), International news in the 21st century, (pp. 261-274). Eastleigh, Hants, UK: John Libbey Publishing.

2003

  • Lynch, J. (2003). Peace Journalism in Indonesia. International Conference Agents of Peace, Jakarta: Friedrich Ebert Stiftung.
  • Lynch, J., McGoldrick, A. (2003). Tips for covering conflict. In Danny Schechter (Eds.), Media wars : news at a time of terror, (pp. 170-173). Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers Inc.

2002

  • McGoldrick, A., Lynch, J. (2002). From the front lines. Harvard International Review, 24(1), 74-75.
  • Lynch, J. (2002). Impunity in Journalism. Media development, 49(2).
  • Lynch, J. (2002). Journalist Ethics and Reporting Terrorism. The Conflict Security and Development Group Bulletin, March April 2002, 9-11.
  • Lynch, J. (2002). Performing with Headlines in Mind. British journalism review, 13(2), 63.
  • Lynch, J. (2002). Reporting the World: A Practical Checklist for the Ethical Reporting of Conflicts in the 21st Century. United Kingdom: Conflict & Peace Forums.

2001

  • Lynch, J. (2001). Jurnalisme damai: bagaimana melakukannya?.
  • Lynch, J., McGoldrick, A. (2001). Peace Journalism in Poso. Inside Indonesia, 66.
  • Lynch, J. (2001). Reporting the World concept document.

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