Park University to Host Program on Peace Journalism in Mexico

Park University will host an expert panel of journalists and academicians discussing peace journalism in Mexico during a symposium on Thursday, Feb. 21 on the University’s Parkville Campus. The program, “The Crisis in Mexico: Is Peace Journalism Possible?” will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the McCoy Meetin’ House. The event is open to the public.

Panelists will include Cristina Ávila-Zesatti, creator and general editor of Corresponsal de Paz, a digital platform dedicated to peace journalism based in Zacatecas, Mexico; Maria Teresa Nicolás Gavilán, Ph.D., director of graduate studies in communication at Universidad Panamericana in Mexico City (participating via Skype); and Mary Sanchez, opinion/local columnist for The Kansas City Star. The moderator for the event will be Steven Youngblood, associate professor of communication arts and director of Park’s Center for Global Peace Journalism.

There are few places where the practice of journalism is more challenging — and often more dangerous — than in Mexico, where 28 journalists have been killed since 1992. In a landscape where corruption and narco-terrorism predominate, the panelists will discuss how journalists can safely fulfill their watchdog responsibilities in Mexico, while also creating platforms to give peacemakers a voice.

For those unable to attend in person, the symposium will be available via a live stream at http://client.stretchinternet.com/client/parkadmin.portal#.

The symposium, sponsored by Park University’s Center for Global Peace Journalism, is funded, in part, through a grant by the U.S. Institute of Peace. The University received the grant in December 2012 as part of a new Public Education for Peacebuilding Support initiative. For more information about the event, contact Youngblood at steve.youngblood@park.edu or (816) 584-6321.

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