Brian J. Bowe, an associate professor of journalism at Western, recently published with Jennifer Hoewe of Purdue University "Magic words or talking point? The framing of 'radical Islam' in news coverage and its effects" in the academic journal Journalism.
Bowe and Hoewe's study examines the use of the term "radical Islam" in news coverage, particularly The New York Times and the Washington Post, and tracks its rapid rise in the public lexicon. The authors also report on a study in which reading about a perpetrator associated with "radical Islam" (as opposed to "terrorism") led to an increase in Islamophobia among all participants.
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