Media and the Muslim World: Enriching the American Dialogue

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In September 2009, the Paley Center convened Media and the Muslim World: Enriching American Dialogue.  The program, supported by a grant from Carnegie Corporation, explored how to improve the depth and quality of the US news media’s coverage of Muslim cultures, both here and abroad.  

After in-depth consideration of the successes and failures of news coverage on this front, representatives of various media organizations set out to reach a straightforward goal: they sought to illuminate new approaches and resources that can help journalists and news executives overcome challenges to providing comprehensive and accurate information on Islam and Muslims to the American public—information that is vital for meaningful and productive public discourse on major foreign and domestic policy issues.