Charting the Progression of a Journalism Subarea: A Meta-Analysis of Peace Journalism Scholarship

Adeola Abdulateef Elega, Engin Aluç, Omar Abu Arqoub, Metin Ersoy


Over the past 2 decades, peace journalism (PJ) has been embraced by reporters as well as activists around the world in their coverage of war and conflict. As a result, it has earned a considerable amount of scholarly attention from academics. Despite that, no study has measured the progression of this field. For this reason, this study aims to conduct a systematic literature review to investigate the PJ research scholarship. The result shows that PJ scholarship is an evolving, qualitative method; content analysis, interviews, were the most used kind of method and specific analytical methods. PJ theory and framing theory were the most used theories. Television-focused studies earned more scholarly attention, while scholars from Asia and North America dominated first author affiliation. Pakistan, Kenya, Fiji, Cyprus, Nigeria, and the Central African Republic are the countries with the most PJ-focused studies. Media, War and Conflict and Journalism Studies published more articles.


peace journalism, meta-analysis, content analysis, systematic literature review

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