Measuring Peace in the Media

There have been studies before to show that Watching News Reports can raise stress in viewers, but this is the first to measure the actual violence reported and compare it to the level of violence in the country.

Study shows how media in peaceful countries ‘over report’ violence | Media |

Measuring peace in the media, which analysed the output of 37 TV news and current affairs programmes from 23 networks in 15 countries, found that what it calls “positive-peace stories” made up just 1.6% of the total.

Claiming to be “the largest global study analysing the accuracy of international television networks’ coverage of peace, violence and conflict”, it was released on Tuesday by the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) and Media Tenor.

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About Alan Hardcastle

Media Lecturer with an interest in Pedagogy and Politics.

Posted on October 29, 2010, in Educate, meusanus and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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