A piece in The Conversation: ‘Yes, Muslims are portrayed negatively in American media’

We published a short piece focusing on two important take-away messages from the book: 1) Coverage of Muslims is much more negative than that of other religious groups, and 2) This pattern holds across English-speaking countries in the Global North (i.e. it is not U.S.-specific).

The piece was republished in a number of outlets in several countries.

May 27, 2022

Book discussion at Harvard

We present key findings from the book at a panel discussion on “New Research on Muslims in Europe” hosted by Harvard University’s Center for European Studies and Center for International Affairs

April 6, 2022

9/11 and media coverage of Muslims

The twentieth anniversary of the 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks is an opportune moment to take stock of the impact of those attacks on the U.S. media’s coverage of Muslims and Islam. We wrote a short article highlighting and building on some key findings in the book.

February 1, 2022

Back to School with Maz Jobrani

Our book opens with a joke by the very funny comedian Maz Jobrani, about the negativity of Muslim media coverage. Jobrani and and his co-host Tehran interviewed us for their podcast, Back to School with Maz Jobrani.

January 10, 2022

The page 99 test

‘Open the book to page ninety-nine and read, and the quality of the whole will be revealed to you.’ –Ford Madox Ford

December 22, 2021

The STAIR lab at William & Mary

Series: Our research labs

STAIR Lab is a computational social science lab conducting collaborative research with undergraduate students at William & Mary. We use natural language processing (NLP) tools to study how politicians and the media (both traditional and social media) think and talk about international issues, with a particular focus on international humanitarian questions.

January 1, 2020

MPoMP lab at Middlebury College

Series: Our research labs

The Media Portrayals of Minorities Project at Middlebury College uses digital sources to better understand depictions of minorities in the media. Our goal is to track and explain how and why media representations of groups shift over time, vary across place, or compare to one another.

January 1, 2019