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Document Type

Book Chapter

Department/Program

Government

Publication Date

2022

Book Title

Covering Muslims: American Newspapers in Comparative Perspective

Publisher

Oxford University Press

First Page

1

Last Page

17

DOI

https://doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780197611715.003.0001

Abstract

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.

ISBN

9780197611715

Publication Statement

This material was originally published in "Covering Muslims: American Newspapers in Comparative Perspective" by Erik Bleich and Maurits van der Veen, and has been reproduced by permission of Oxford University Press (https://doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780197611715.001.0001). For permission to reuse this material, please visit http://global.oup.com/academic/rights.

Media coverage of Muslims: Introduction and overview

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