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Race, faith and fear: general press and black press coverage of Arabs, Muslims and the stigma of terrorism in the United States.

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dc.contributor.advisor Stone, Sara J.
dc.contributor.author Stone, Robert P.
dc.contributor.other Baylor University. Dept. of Journalism. en
dc.date.copyright 2006-05
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2104/3906
dc.description.abstract The global impact of the events of September 11, 2001, provoked an interest in American media coverage of terrorism. With African-Americans making up more than 12 percent of the country’s population and more than 40 percent of the country’s Muslim population, an overview of black press coverage of race relations is juxtaposed with mainstream (white-owned) press coverage of black Americans. An account of the general press' mostly negative coverage of Arab-Americans and Muslims as potential terrorists follows. Clashing viewpoints of the black press and the general press are best explained by the idea that news is culture, reflecting the historical experiences and psychological and sociological makeup of white and black Americans. This content analysis of six newspapers from Atlanta, Chicago and Los Angeles found important distinctions in results before and after 9/11 but little statistical significance, primarily because of low or "0" scores amongst the minority publications. en
dc.rights Baylor University theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. Contact librarywebmaster@baylor.edu for inquiries about permission. en
dc.subject American newspapers en
dc.subject Black newspapers --- United States. en
dc.subject Terrorism and mass media. en
dc.subject Arabs -- Press coverage --- United States. en
dc.subject Muslims -- Press coverage --- United States. en
dc.title Race, faith and fear: general press and black press coverage of Arabs, Muslims and the stigma of terrorism in the United States. en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.degree M.A. en
dc.rights.accessrights Worldwide access en
dc.contributor.department Journalism. en


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