Has greater media coverage of Muslims and Islam increased understanding … or fuelled the opposite? How can journalists achieve greater accuracy and fairness in reporting? Can more nuanced and diverse stories offset the persistence of stereotypes – and the ol’ ‘us versus them’?
Denise Ryan-Costello is a journalism lecturer at Swinburne University, who also writes for the Age and the digital magazine Issimo. Denise has won many journalism awards in her 30 year career as an editor, writer and lecturer. Research interests include refugees and digital journalism. ... Read more
Kot Monoah was born in South Sudan and his family was forced to flee a civil war when he was four years old. After 12 years living in the Kenyan Outback Refugee Camp of Kakuma Kot’s mother and her children were granted a humanitarian visa that allowed them to move to Australia. Kot embra... Read more
Dr. Abdi Hersi is currently a sessional lecturer in the School of Humanities, Languages and Social Sciences of Griffith University. He is also the manager/Muslim trainer of the Reporting Islam project. The project’s aim is to develop suite of research-based training and education re... Read more
Mark Pearson is Professor of Journalism and Social Media at Griffith University in Queensland, and is a journalist, academic, blogger and author. His main areas of research and commentary are media law and ethics. He has written and edited for The Australian, and has been published in a range o... Read more
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