Measuring journalistic peace/war performance: An exploratory study of crisis reporters’ attitudes and perceptions

Rico Neumann, Shahira S Fahmy

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Based on Galtung’s concept of peace/war journalism, this exploratory work attempts to advance an empirical method to develop a survey instrument for a reliable and valid assessment of journalists’ attitudes toward peace/war performance. The authors propose a measurement index of conflict reporting which combines several practices linked to peace/war journalism. The usefulness of the approach is then demonstrated by quantitative and qualitative evidence from a pilot study based on a survey of worldwide members of The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. Benefits of the approach and implications for future peace/war survey research are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)223-246
Number of pages24
JournalInternational Communication Gazette
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2015



  • Crisis reporting
  • exploratory study
  • international reporting
  • journalistic perceptions
  • media performance
  • peace journalism
  • survey research
  • war journalism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Communication
  • Sociology and Political Science

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