Many journalists from the United States and Europe could find reporting on stories involving Islam a challenge, having a shaky understanding of the religion and its relationship with politics.
The book “Islam for Journalists (and Everyone Else)”, edited by Lawrence Pintak, foreign correspondent, and former ICFJ Knight Fellow Stephen Franklin, offers some advice for reporters through first-hand accounts from journalists who work with the Muslim community in their area.
This piece in IJNet collates some highlights from the book. “In many ways, the same universal rules of journalism apply to this particular beat — be respectful, show empathy and cover the story as evenly as possible,” Michael McGerty, wrote in the article.
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