The ongoing Middle East crisis has clearly been exacerbated by much of the reporting, with frequent and furious claims of bias from both sides. In practical terms, how else might reporters approach this complex story? Jake Lynch, an experienced international TV and newspaper correspondent, has helped to create a new method of what is called “Peace Journalism.” In this example, he takes a mainstream news story on the Middle East and rewrites it as a story focused on peace building.

The ongoing Middle East crisis has clearly been exacerbated by much of the reporting, with frequent and furious claims of bias from both sides. In practical terms, how else might reporters approach this complex story? Jake Lynch, an experienced international TV and newspaper correspondent, has helped to create a new method of what is called “Peace Journalism.” In this example, he takes a mainstream news story on the Middle East and rewrites it as a story focused on peace building.

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Patricia W. Elliott is a magazine journalist and assistant professor at the School of Journalism, University of Regina. You can visit her at patriciaelliott.ca.