The Media Matters: Muslim American Portrayals and the Effects on Mass Attitudes

  title={The Media Matters: Muslim American Portrayals and the Effects on Mass Attitudes},
  author={Nazita Lajevardi},
  journal={The Journal of Politics},
  pages={1060 - 1079}
  • Nazita Lajevardi
  • Published 25 August 2020
  • Political Science
  • The Journal of Politics
Muslim Americans are increasingly stigmatized and may be experiencing a backlash in the American news media and by the public. No study to date, however, has empirically assessed the sentiment of Muslim American cable news coverage over an extended period of time and evaluated its effects on mass attitudes. I address the following questions: How has the US news media portrayed Muslim Americans in its coverage? And, to what extent do these media portrayals affect American public opinion? I… 

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