Journalists and new outlets play a large role in presenting information about Islam and Muslims to American audiences. This episode examines the role of media outlets in shaping American concerns about terrorism and raises questions about the responsible production and consumption of the news.
Presented by Ariela Marcus-Sells, Religious Studies.
About the Perspectives on Islam series:
Recent polls indicate that most Americans have very limited information about Islam and that most do not personally know a Muslim. This series aims to provide information about Islam from a scholarly perceptive as well as present the perspectives and voices of Muslims from Elon’s own community. The goals of this series are: 1) to increase public knowledge about issues relating to Islam; and 2) to encourage people to think more deeply about issues common to all religious traditions and societies. Each episode answers some common questions and concerned and then raises other questions that are left unanswered. We hope that instructors will use these open questions to encourage debate, dialogue, and questioning.
References and Additional Resources:
Barnett, Brooke and Amy Reynolds. Terrorism and the Press: An Uneasy Relationship. Peter Lang, 2009.
Kearns, Erin M. and Betus, Allison and Lemieux, Anthony, Why Do Some Terrorist Attacks Receive More Media Attention Than Others? (March 5, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2928138
Uploaded by Ted Morée 2017-09-07