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Tuesday, December 6 • 2:00pm - 2:20pm
United States News Coverage Of Islam In Election Years Post-9/11

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In a 2015 report, Racheline Maltese discussed a content analysis of three United States television news programs. Maltese made the claim that following September 11, 2001, the United States news media was more likely to generate news reports focused on Islam during American presidential election years than during non-election years. Since Islam has a significant population in the United States of America and has grown substantially since September 11, 2001, this study will examine previous literature on this topic and discuss why research on Islamic news coverage is important. In this study, United States print news media will be given a content analysis in order to determine whether or not Islam is discussed more often during American presidential election years than during non-election years. In addition, due to claims presented in previous studies in this topic that the rise in news coverage of Islam in Western news media during election years is due to an increase in reader demand, Google web searches and news searches will also be examined. The potential correlation that these trends have with the status of Islamic news coverage will be observed and determined.


Tuesday December 6, 2016 2:00pm - 2:20pm
012 Karpen Hall

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