Conflict-Resolving Media (PACS6914)

UNIT OF STUDY

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.

Further unit of study information

Classes

Intensive delivery over 5 days (total 30hrs)

Assessment

2x2500wd Commentaries (80%), Seminar participation (20%)

Faculty/department permission required?

No

Unit of study rules

Prohibitions

SCWK6935

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.