Event Title

Framing Islam

Location

Western Libraries, Special Collections

Start Date

15-2-2017 4:00 PM

End Date

15-2-2017 5:30 PM

Streaming Media

Description

WWU Department of Journalism assistant professor Brian J. Bowe discussed his research on how media coverage shapes perceptions of Muslim neighbors and Islamic threats as Muslim-Americans face tension against the backdrop of global conflict and terrorism. He discussed the tendency for media discourse to treat Muslims as monolithic others, rather than individuals with a range of beliefs and experiences. Bowe is a veteran journalist, author, and educator whose work examines the interplay of journalism and culture in multiple settings. Bowe earned his Ph.D in Michigan State University's Media and Information Studies program. His research speciality is media framing, and particularly news coverage of Muslims in the U.S.

Comments

Additional links on the topic:

The Poynter Institute’s News University has a free, self-directed course for journalists called “Covering Islam in America” http://www.newsu.org/courses/covering-islam

A free e-book called Islam for Journalists was created by Washington State University’s Lawrence Pintak and former Chicago Tribune Middle East correspondent Stephen Franklin. It is available for download here: https://islamforjournalists.wordpress.com/

An Australian team of journalism scholars created an online resource to promote international best practices for journalists in reporting on Islam at https://reportingislam.org/

Articles cited in the talk:

Bowe, B. J. & Hoewe, J. (2016) Night and Day: An illustration of framing and moral foundations in the Oklahoma Sharia amendment campaign. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly.

Bowe, B. J. & Makki, T. W. (2015) Muslim neighbors or an Islamic threat? A constructionist analysis of newspaper coverage of mosque controversies. Media, Culture & Society.

Hoewe, J., Bowe, B. J., & Zeldes, G. A. (2012). Using a Wiki to Produce Journalistic Best Practices. Communication Teacher, 26(1), 22–32.

Poster

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Event poster by Simon Bakke

Subjects - Topical (LCSH)

Muslims--Press coverage--United States; Television broadcasting of news--Objectivity; Islam in mass media

Geographic Coverage

United States

 
Feb 15th, 4:00 PM Feb 15th, 5:30 PM

Framing Islam

Western Libraries, Special Collections

WWU Department of Journalism assistant professor Brian J. Bowe discussed his research on how media coverage shapes perceptions of Muslim neighbors and Islamic threats as Muslim-Americans face tension against the backdrop of global conflict and terrorism. He discussed the tendency for media discourse to treat Muslims as monolithic others, rather than individuals with a range of beliefs and experiences. Bowe is a veteran journalist, author, and educator whose work examines the interplay of journalism and culture in multiple settings. Bowe earned his Ph.D in Michigan State University's Media and Information Studies program. His research speciality is media framing, and particularly news coverage of Muslims in the U.S.