Leara Rhodes, an associate professor of journalism at UGA’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, is the author of Peace through Media, which teach students how to cover conflicts.
The book is a culmination of the 24 years Rhodes has taught international communications and three years of research. Her research included meeting with journalists and with professors from Ulster University in Northern Ireland, exploring how conflict can be covered by journalists to include all affected people.
The book aims to teach students how to be better journalists in the middle of the conflict through the idea of peace journalism. Rhodes describes peace journalism as looking at issues from as many sides as possible.
Rhodes, a recipient of the Journalism Teacher of the Year Award and the Roland Page Graduate Teacher of the Year Award, has a Ph.D. in international communication from Temple University and a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Georgia.