Islam For Journalists (and Everyone Else): A primer for reporting -- and understanding -- news about Muslims in America

Islam For Journalists (and Everyone Else): A primer for reporting -- and understanding -- news about Muslims in America

by Lawrence Pintak, Stephen Franklin

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Overview

Islam is in the local and national headlines every day. Barely a news cycle goes by without some reference to Islam. Immigration bans. Domestic terrorism. Syrian refugees. Incidents of Islamophobia.

It's no longer just foreign correspondents who need to know something about Muslims and their religion. So do domestic reporters in large cities and small towns – and everyone who reads or watches the news.

Top academic experts on Islam and reporters who know the story intimately contributed to this basic primer on the religion and culture of Islam and Muslim communities at home and abroad. We cover basic beliefs, the cultural differences of Muslims around the world, facts about Muslim communities in the U.S., and provide insights into the extremists who have caused such pain and suffering.

The editors have no ax to grind. Lawrence Pintak was the founding dean of The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University and is a former CBS News Middle East correspondent with a PhD in Islamic Studies. Stephen Franklin is a long-time Chicago Tribune Middle East bureau chief.
This edition is an updated version of the book offered free to journalists through the Digital Newsbooks platform at the University of Missouri journalism school's Reynolds Institute. More than 7,000 copies have been downloaded by reporters across the country.

The book, part of a larger project to bring academic knowledge about Islam into the public sphere, was funded by grants from the Social Science Research Council, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, and the Proteus Fund.

That's why we are able to offer it at minimal download cost. Join the more than 7,000 reporters and editors who downloaded an earlier, free edition and gain new insights into a religion that is likely to be in the news for years to come.

Contributors include: Karam Dana, the University of Washington; Bryan Denson, former Oregonian reporter; Andrea Elliott, The New York Times; Carl Ernst, University of North Carolina; Shereen El Feki, author and scholar; Robert W. Hefner, Boston University; Philip N. Howard, Oxford; Jonathan Lyons, author and former Reuters correspondent; Charles Kurzman, University of North Carolina; Syed Javed Nazir, Lahore University of Management Sciences; Bob Smietana, Religion News Service; Jason Samuels, NYU; William McCants, Brookings Institution; and Reshma Memon Yaqub, writer and author.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940157474706
Publisher: Lawrence Pintak
Publication date: 03/03/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Lawrence Pintak is a former CBS News Middle East correspondent and was founding dean of The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University. He has written several books about U.S. relations with the Muslim world and holds a PhD in Islamic Studies.

Stephen Franklin is a longtime foreign correspondent for The Chicago Tribune and has trained journalists around the world. He is the author of a book on the labor movement.

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