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Religions 2018, 9(9), 257; https://doi.org/10.3390/rel9090257

Framing Islam/Creating Fear: An Analysis of U.S. Media Coverage of Terrorism from 2011–2016

Communication Studies Department, Luther College, Decorah, IA 52101, USA
Received: 17 July 2018 / Revised: 18 August 2018 / Accepted: 26 August 2018 / Published: 28 August 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Anti Muslim Racism and the Media)
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Abstract

Powell’s 2011 study of media coverage of 11 post-9/11 terrorist events argued that a thematic framing exists which results in a model of media coverage of terrorism that is different for acts of terror committed by Muslims than by non-Muslims. This pattern connects terrorism to Islam, thus creating a fear of the “other” and aids terrorists in achieving their goal of creating a climate of fear. This study examines the 11 terrorist events since the last study, between 2011 and 2016, to determine if any changes in media coverage of terrorism have occurred in a climate of increased awareness of Islamophobia. View Full-Text
Keywords: media framing; terrorism; Orientalism; news media; Islam; Muslim; Islamophobia media framing; terrorism; Orientalism; news media; Islam; Muslim; Islamophobia
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