Re/Covering Islam: Who, When, Where, Why, and How News Mediates Politics and Religion


Friday, April 18, 2008 - 8:30 a.m.

The Knight Chair in Media and Religion for a one-day conference on representations of Islam and Muslims in American and Arab-language news media. Presentations will explore differences in mainstream and web coverage, national and transnational circulation of images, the impact of the web on Muslim identity and how the news media complicates the relationship between religion and politics. Speakers include Shibley Telhami, Anwar Sadat professor for Peace and Development at the University of Maryland;Peter Kovach, visiting professor and Diplomat in Residence at UCLA's Department of Public Policy; Brigitte Nacos, Columbia University and Philip Seib, USC Annenberg professor. The conference is supported by the USC Annenberg Knight Chair in Media and Religion, the USC Center on Public Diplomacy at the Annenberg School, and the Religion, Identity, and Global Governance project at USC. RSVP required. To RSVP, email