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2017 Outstanding Peace Journalism

JAKE LYNCH

Date of Birth

30 June 1965

Place of Birth

London, UK

Nationality

British

Year granted award

2017

Work Title

Associate Professor and Chair

Work Description

Associate Professor Jake Lynch chairs the Department of Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Sydney. He served for ten years on the board of the Sydney Peace Foundation, and for two years as Secretary General of the International Peace Research Association. Before taking up an academic post, he spent 20 years in professional journalism, including as a Political Correspondent for Sky News, Sydney Correspondent for the Independent newspaper, and newsreader for BBC World, for whom he presented over a thousand half-hour bulletins.

Together with Annabel McGoldrick, she has pioneered and developed Peace Journalism, in the fields of journalism practice, university education, professional training, and research scholarship. They worked together to produce the biggest ever research study in Peace Journalism, entitle, A Global Standard for Reporting Conflict, showing its audience effects, in four countries and involving over 500 participants.