Peace Counts

April 15, 2010 • Media and Politics • by

EJO research on German project Peace Counts

In her contribution to Peace Journalism, War and Conflict Resolution, a compilation of essays on the subject of peace journalism by Richard Keeble, Florian Zollmann, and John Tulloch, Marlis Prinzing analyses Peace Counts.  Peace Counts is a German project created to discover role models for peacemaking around the world and to consequently provide them with high levels of exposure through media features and photographic essays. In her analysis, Prinzing focuses on three key questions: To what extent does the project clash with human nature? Does it fit into existing categories of journalistic concepts? Does it utilize findings from previous conflict research? Interviews with participating journalists Michael Gleich, Uli Reinhardt and Tilman Woertz are set against core research positions, attempting to measure the level of idealism behind the project and to suggest improvements.  Find the full contribution here.

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