The Consequences of Uninformed Reporting

Hamilton, Jamie L.
June 2007
Nieman Reports;Summer2007, Vol. 61 Issue 2, p59
The author reflects on the dangers posed by the ignorance of Islam by some U.S. reporters which usually result in the bad portrayal of the religion in the media. She explains the term Islam which derives from the three-letter Arabic root, s-l-m. She criticizes the tendency of most U.S. citizens to believe that Muslims read the Qur'an literally. The author also emphasizes the important role journalists can play in helping U.S. citizens understand Islam better.


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