1st November 2005

 

INTERNATIONAL JOURNALIST TO GIVE UNIVERSITY TALK

 

Acclaimed international broadcaster Jake Lynch is giving a talk at the University of Lincoln next week (Monday 7th November) as part of the ‘Journalists Speak out on Journalism’ series.

 

In his talk on peace reporting Jake will explore the impact of mainstream media on various conflicts and how the media either contributes or intervenes in peace-building and reporting conflicts such as Iraq.

 

An experienced international reporter in newspapers and television, Jake was the Independent Sydney correspondent in 1998-9 and covered the Nato briefings for Sky News throughout the Kosovo crisis.

 

His publications include ‘Reporting the World’ and ‘Peace Journalism’ and he has produced a video ‘News from the Holy Land: Theory and Practice of Reporting Conflict’ with fellow journalist Annabel McGoldrick.

 

He devised the annual MA module in Peace-building Media, Theory and Practice at the University of Sydney, and The Ethics of Reporting Conflict - an MA module for journalism students at Cardiff University.

 

According to journalism professor Richard Keeble, the university’s Lincoln School of Journalism has managed to attract an extraordinary range of eminent speakers this semester.

 

“The visiting speakers series is attempting to confront some of the major issues of the day and present a variety of views - from mainstream broadcast, print and online journalists as well from alternative media journalists,” said Professor Keeble.

 

“Jake Lynch is an expert on the reporting of war and peace issues. It should prove a fascinating and important talk.”

 

The talk is the fifth in the ‘Journalists Speak out on Journalism’ series and will be held on Monday 7th November at 6pm in the Cargill lecture theatre in the university’s main academic building. Admission is free and members of the public are welcome to attend.

 

For more information contact:

Kate Strawson, Assistant Press Officer

(01522) 886244

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