What should journalists and conflict management professionals learn from each other?

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“In the Global Village, Can War Survive?” by Program on Negotiation managing director Susan G. Hackley looks at the work of journalists and conflict management professionals, two groups who operate in the demanding world of conflict, and suggests ways they could – and should – learn from each other. “Conflict management professionals should tell their stories to journalists, so journalists can do their … jobs better. If journalists were to view conflict with a more nuanced and sophisticated understanding of conflict management concepts, including developing a knowledge of alternatives to violence, various frameworks for analysis, relevant historical lessons and parallels, and appreciation of complexity, they could help open up public discussion on a whole range of issues.” Click here to read the full article, which appears in the Marquette Law Review Fall 2009 issue on the International Media and Conflict Resolution Symposium.

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