conflict & communication online, Vol. 14, No. 2, 2015
ISSN 1618-0747




Jesse Benn
From passive to active: The spectrum of peace journalism

One of the biggest hurdles facing the field of peace journalism (PJ) is its vague definition. This paper proposes defining PJ as it operates on a spectrum, from passive to active. Through a review of extant PJ literature, this paper synthesizes current theory into an overarching, explicit concept, and calls for it to be further adopted and expanded. To conclude it considers potential advantages, drawbacks, and critiques of its proposal.


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The author:
Jesse Benn is an independent media studies scholar who holds a Master of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of Colorado. He is currently taking a year off before beginning a Ph.D program. His research is mainly focused on anti-intellectualism in institutions producing or disseminating knowledge, or claiming to do intellectual work, e.g. media, think tanks, and universities. Outside academia he focuses on anti-racism, freelance writing, and other social justice work.