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Can Peace Journalism be transposed to Climate Crisis journalism?

Volume 23, Issue 1

July, 2017

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Hackett, R. (2017). Can Peace Journalism be transposed to Climate Crisis journalism?. Pacific Journalism Review, 23(1), 14-24. doi: 10.24135/pjr.v23i1.100
Author(s): Robert A. Hackett
Publication date: 
July, 2017

This commentary briefly outlines characteristics of Peace Journalism (PJ), and then summarises ways that PJ could inspire justice and crisis-oriented climate journalism, including ethical moorings, audience orientation, journalism practices, self-reflexivity and scepticism of the practices of ‘objectivity’.  While there are also important disjunctures between them, particularly around advocacy, partisanship and conflict escalation, both paradigms have liberal and radical variants.  The author concludes with a note on structural media change as a corequisite of either paradigm’s implementation.