Panel explores Muslim images in media


by Samaria Bailey
The Philadelphia Tribune

The Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists hosted a panel discussion this week focused on how Muslims are covered in the media.

A group of journalism and communications professionals and educators discussed stereotypes, how media coverage fuels Islamophobia and what Muslims and journalists need to do to improve coverage. The panel included Aliya Khabir, CEO of AZK Communications; Jacob Bender, executive director of the Council on Islamic Relations (Philadelphia); Khalid Blankinship, professor, Temple University Department of Religion; and Zakia Matthews, executive producer, Fios 1 News NY/NJ.

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