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Covering Muslims: American Newspapers in Comparative Perspective
Oxford University Press
Existing research largely concurs that coverage of Muslims is negative. Yet this masks how much remains unknown. In particular, there has been no clear or consistent way to gauge precisely how much negativity is present in stories about Muslims. This chapter introduces a systematic way to assess the tone of articles and discusses how this allows for answers to six important questions about coverage of Muslims. The chapter also outlines the structure of the book and summarizes the key findings. In particular, it argues that coverage of Muslims is strikingly negative by every comparative measure examined.
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Bleich, E., & Maurits van der Veen, A. (2022). Media coverage of Muslims: Introduction and overview. Covering Muslims: American Newspapers in Comparative Perspective (pp. 1-17). Oxford University Press. https://scholarworks.wm.edu/asbookchapters/145