"Journalism is not just about 'reporting facts'. It is about 'what' to report and 'how' to report" says Vanessa Bassil, Director of the Media Association for Peace (MAP). Peace Science shows that peace journalism has specific effects on individuals and whole societies--demonstrating the widespread impact of journalistic methods and ethics and the conscious choice available to news outlets.
In a survey of the 100 largest newspapers in the US, not a single editorial board opposed the recent airstrikes on Syria. Of the top ten papers, seven openly supported the strikes.
Peace journalism must adapt coverage to the stages of conflict in order to be relevant, and can have long-term effects through consistent peace framing.