US media coverage on Muslims more negative than any other minority group, study finds

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News coverage about Muslims in the U.S. media is far more negative when compared to other minorities’ representation, a recent study has revealed.

The study, which was conducted by researchers from the Media Portrayals of Minorities Project Lab at Middlebury College, looked into news covering minorities, namely African Americans, Asian Americans, Latinos, Jews and Muslims from four national newspapers in the country for the entire year of 2018.

A total of 26,626 articles published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal and USA Today were selected for the study.

Articles were then scored by the researchers according to the positive and negative tones they carried, and any score above 0.5 meant the news was positive while those below -.05 were determined to be negative.

The results showed that the coverage of Muslims was rated an average of -.092, compared to -0.13 for Latinos and +0.17 for Asian Americans.

Eric Bleich, who lead the research said: “Even if you take all of those articles out of your equation, stories about Muslims are still more negative than stories about any other group,” but noted that the average tone of Muslim articles has become less negative over the past five years. Bleich attributed this to less frequent coverage of the Syrian refugee crisis and the Daesh terrorist group.

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2 replies

  1. Whatever, the more they keep bringing it up the more we will keep doing it.

    I offered a sit down to create further peace and Muslims basically spat on me.

    So this is the war Muslims are choosing against the world and we all remember what happened to the Jews when they tried this same shit in Media the last time.

    “Trains of Thought, Concentration Camps”

    I remember like it was yesterday.

  2. Wisdom:
    A wise man always look at to himself if there us sonething wrong, but a stupid always blame others.
    .
    Muslim! Lets be wise Muslim. Look at our Islamic communities in Islamic countries, there is no peace at all among Muslim. From Indonesia to Africa.
    What is wrong with Islam or Muslim?
    We always claim that Islam is a peaceful religion and mercy for all people. In reality it is not.

    All love ❤️

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