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Peace journalism towards investigative peace journalism

Editorial

Dr. Tamaro J. Green

 

The combination of investigative and peace journalism provide the opportunity for a new field, investigative peace journalism (Galtung, 1998; Houston, 2010; Udomisor & Udoh, 2015).  Udomisor and Udoh (2015) attribute the concept of peace journalism to Professor Gatlung Johan who proposed the field as antagonistic to war journalism which is more geared towards sensationalism and propaganda.  Galtung (1998) guides reporters to the questions that require answers for peace correspondents and reporting on peace proposals.  Houston (2010) credits the field of data analysis supported by the techniques of investigative journalism in the 1990’s.  Moene and Søreide (2019) highlight the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, ICIJ, an organization that has revealed an analysis of a large cache of leaked financial documents, as an example of the work of investigative journalists.

 

References:

Galtung, J. (1998). High road, low road. CCR, 7(4).

Houston, B. (2010). The future of investigative journalism. Daedalus, 139(2), 45–56.

Moene, K., & Søreide, T. (2019). Combating corruption: Investigative journalists on the frontlines. In R. Krøvel & M. Thowsen (Eds.), Making Transparency Possible: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue. Oslo, Norway: Nordic Open Access Scholarly Publishing (NOASP).

Udomisor, I. W., & Udoh, A. P. (2015). Professional demand of objectivity and its effect on media objectivity in conflict management in journalism. Advances in Journalism and Communication, 3, 1-9.

 

 

Dr. Tamaro Green is a computer science researcher and the founder of TJG Web Services.  TJG Web Services, LLC is a consulting firm in the field of information technology.  Dr. Green writes on topics of privacy, security, and ethics in information technology and computer science.

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