Peace journalism reported in public lecture
Former BBC newsreader, Political Correspondent for Sky News and Sydney Correspondent for the Independent, Dr Jake Lynch, will discuss the role of peace journalism, reflecting on his own experience and research.
Jake is now the Director of the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Sydney and is one of the most published authors in the field of peace journalism.
Jake will share his research, which shows how differences in the sourcing, framing and language of news, about a range of conflict issues, can affect the way audiences think about problems - and make them receptive to different proposed solutions.
Dr Rachel Julian, Lecturer in Peace Studies at Leeds Met, commented: "We're thrilled to have an opportunity to hear more about peace journalism from someone with such great experience and knowledge. The media is so important in influencing us; and peace journalism is an approach which can open other ways of thinking about how people work together and the stories of ordinary people, using tools for peaceful conflict resolution. Peace means so many things but it uses creative and critical thinking: something in common with communicating complex ideas. I am really looking forward to this lecture."
Using a range of research techniques, Jake has identified influential ways of presenting and telling stories that set the climate of public opinion in which governments and others respond to conflict.
In his guest lecture, he will review his research, discuss some new research directions, and examine the practical implications for journalism and those who are interested in the role of media in conflict.
For more information, and to attend this event, please contact Dr Rachel Julian firstname.lastname@example.org