Diskussionsbeiträge der Projektgruppe Friedensforschung Konstanz, Nr. 61, 2007
Peace journalism is a relatively new research area in psychology which emerged
in the last decade of the Twentieth Century. Building on findings from social
psychology (group processes, social influence, conflict research, attitude
change), propaganda and enemy concept research, as well as on models of
conflict management and the constructive transformation of conflict, it
is increasing our awareness of the role news coverage plays in the escalation
and de-escalation of conflict.
This eLearning Module provides an overview of research findings and developments in this field, the causes of the escalation oriented bias of conventional war reporting, and how this can be transformed into de-escalation and/or peace-oriented conflict coverage.
Further readings: Kempf, W. (2003). Constructive Conflict Coverage. A Social Psychological Approach. (Edited by the Austrian Study Center for Peace and Conflict Resolution). Berlin: regener
Funded by the Toda Institute for Global Peace and Policy Research