New York Times, Media, Muslim, Muslims, Islam, Islamic, Social Constructionism, Sociology, Rhetoric, Terminology, Stereotypes, Stigma, September 11, 2001, 9/11, United States, Representation, Terrorist, Terrorist Attack
Although it is widely recognized that Muslims and Middle Easterners were negatively portrayed in the media after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, few scholars examine the long term media presentations of Islam in the United States. The studies that have explored the relationship of the portrayal of Islam by the media have used short term, limited sampling techniques, which may not properly reflect the popular media as a whole. The current research uses data from the New York Times from 2000-2008 in order to determine whether the popular media was portraying Islam in a disparaging manner. The analysis includes the use of noun phrases in the publications in order to establish if the media portrays Muslims and Islam negatively. In particular, I am interested in the trends of this media's representation of Islam, if the publications promoted a stigma towards Islam, and if the trend continued from 2000 to 2008. The results of the analyses are presented and discussed. The need for additional research in this area is also discussed.
Master of Arts (M.A.)
College of Sciences
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Masters Thesis (Open Access)
Bishop, Autumn, "Muslims In The Media:the New York Times From 2000 - 2008" (2010). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 4431.