The Conflict Medium: Reporting/Constructing Conflict Around The World
The Conflict Medium is a website produced by U.C. Berkeley undergraduate student Rashad Sisemore in my online research and web production course during the 2012 fall semester.
Today, when you turn on the television or open up a newspaper, you will most likely come across a news story relating to violence or conflict. In this era of globalization, we are increasingly interested with populations and issues outside our borders. These reports, provided by journalists and news organizations, give us insight into spaces we cannot access or do not dare. As much as we consume stories of conflict spread across pages in our morning papers, how often do we think about how such news is constructed? How is it disseminated to us? Who are the key actors?
The Conflict Medium is a research blog dedicated to exploring how situations of conflict are covered by the mainstream news. This blog will introduce the actors, dive into the professional world of journalists, give access to interviews with journalists who cover conflict, introduce journalism theories that are shaping the industry today, and look at how new technology is influencing the way conflict is covered.