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  • AMST 2503 How are American Muslims Represented?
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    Have you ever felt like some news stories receive a lot more coverage than others of equal importance? You’re not imagining it. In this media literacy course, you will study landmark research about media responses to ideologically motivated violence in the United States. Accurate representation matters. Misrepresentation can be dangerous.

    Skills: Critical Thinking, Media Literacy, Religious Literacy

    Time: Non-Credit 3 hours

    Level: College, Graduate, Professional Development

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  • JOUR 500 Certificate in Religion & American News Media
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  • JOUR 510 Covering American Muslims
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    A Guide for Media Professionals

    The majority of Americans say they do not know a Muslim. For many of these Americans, what they know about Muslims comes from media representations. However, according to media content analysis, more than 80 percent of television media coverage of Islam and Muslims in the United States is negative. Such narrow media representations open the door to distorted public perceptions of American Muslims, especially in the absence of any first-hand knowledge of this diverse community. The role of the media in informing the public has never been more important, especially when it comes to marginalized communities. At the same time, journalists are constantly asked to cover more and more, with less resources. We created this guide to help.

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  • JOUR 520 Global Reporting on Religions and Beliefs
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    Earning Criteria

    1. Participated in three Press Briefings hosted by The Press Club at ReligionAndPublicLife.org.
    2. Completed interactive distance education workshop on best practices for reporting on religion.
    3. Completed three coaching sessions with religious literacy specialists.

    The Religion News Centre applies the framework for the highest professional standards that members of the press subscribing to the Independent Press Standards

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  • REL 2130 #Interfaith: Engaging Religious Diversity Online
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  • REL Religious Literacy Across the Professions
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