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When it comes to religion, journalistic standards don’t count anymore

May 6th, 2010, Comment & Analysis

When it comes to religion, there is a high level of stereotype-driven reporting that ignores the old-school journalism standard of utilizing the famous 5 W’s: Who did What When Where and Why. But overcoming the stereotype-driven marginalization of religion and religious leaders will not only improve balanced reporting and the overall quality of journalism. It will tell those who are involved in religious communities that newspapers and magazines are trying harder to provide a more coherent and realistic picture of the world.

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When it comes to religion, journalistic standards don't count anymore

May 6th, 2010, Comment & Analysis

When it comes to religion, there is a high level of stereotype-driven reporting that ignores the old-school journalism standard of utilizing the famous 5 W’s: Who did What When Where and Why. But overcoming the stereotype-driven marginalization of religion and religious leaders will not only improve balanced reporting and the overall quality of journalism. It will tell those who are involved in religious communities that newspapers and magazines are trying harder to provide a more coherent and realistic picture of the world.

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Karen Armstrong

Writer

February 12th, 2010, Academia, Author/Novelist, English, Euro-Med, Europe, London, Religion, UK

Karen Armstrong

Karen Armstrong spent seven years in the Society of the Holy Child of Jesus during the 1960s and later wrote a tell-all book, Through the Narrow Gate (St. Martin’s Press, 1982) that bemoaned the restrictive life within the convent.

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John Esposito

Professor, Georgetown University

February 12th, 2010, Academia, Author/Novelist, English, International Relations, Minority Rights, North Africa and Middle East, North America, North America, Religion, Terrorism, Think tank/Research center, United Nations, USA, Washington DC

John Esposito

Professor John L. Esposito is an expert in religion and international affairs, particularly within the context of the Middle East.

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Feisal Abdul Rauf

Chairman, Cordoba Initiative

February 12th, 2010, Activist/Humanitarian, Arabic, Asia, English, Law and Human Rights, Malay, Migration and Integration, Minority Rights, New York, Non-Governmental, North Africa and Middle East, North America, North America, Religion, Religious Leader, USA, Youth Issues

Feisal Abdul Rauf

Imam Feisal is chairman of the Cordoba Initiative, an independent, non-partisan, multi-national project that works with state and non-state actors to improve Muslim-West relations.

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Daisy Khan

Executive Director, the American Society for Muslim Advancement

February 12th, 2010, Asia, English, India, Media, Migration and Integration, Minority Rights, New York, Non-Governmental, North America, North America, USA, Women's Rights, Youth Issues

Daisy Khan

Daisy Khan is the executive director of the American Society for Muslim Advancement (ASMA), a non-profit religious and educational organization dedicated to building bridges between the American public and American Muslims through culture, arts, academia and current affairs.

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