Indian media framing of the image of Muslims: An analysis of news coverage of Muslims in English newspapers of India

Usharani N. and Priti Kapur (2011) Indian media framing of the image of Muslims: An analysis of news coverage of Muslims in English newspapers of India. Media Asia, 38 (3). pp. 153-162. ISSN 0129-6612

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/01296612.2011.11726895

Abstract

The images of race, caste, community and religion as perceived by the media have long been of interest to researchers as they signify the attitude of majority communities towards smaller groups. No religious community has generated so much heat and debate than the Muslims in the world. The basic purpose of this study is to understand how media has treated Muslims, the largest minority group in India. India, the largest democracy in the world, has a free press. Media play a significant role in constructing the image of Muslims in India. There is a significant difference in the framing and slanting of Muslims in different English newspapers. Unlike its communal language press counterpart, the English language press framed and slanted the Gujarat communal riots heavily loaded in favour of Muslims, exposing the communal elements in the riots during the study period. Nevertheless, regular stories followed a conventional pattern that has not helped much in perceiving the Muslim community in India differently.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: A Arts and Humanities > Journalism and Mass Media Communication
Divisions: Department of > Journalism and Mass Communication
Depositing User: manjula User
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2019 06:51
Last Modified: 15 Oct 2019 06:26
URI: http://eprints.uni-mysore.ac.in/id/eprint/8932

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