An analysis of The Star and The New Straits Times global Islamic news / Siti Hajar Abd Aziz, Noor Mayudia Mohd Mothar and Shahril Anuar Abdul Ghalim

Abd Aziz, Siti Hajar and Mohd Mothar, Noor Mayudia and Abdul Ghalim, Shahril Anuar (2010) An analysis of The Star and The New Straits Times global Islamic news / Siti Hajar Abd Aziz, Noor Mayudia Mohd Mothar and Shahril Anuar Abdul Ghalim. Social and Management Research Journal, 7 (1). pp. 35-54. ISSN 1675-7017

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Abstract

Malaysian media received their world news from the international news agencies; therefore readers are flooded with news reports structured by the Westerns point ofvielv. This paper wishes to investigate the portrayal of Islam in news selected and republished in the World section of The Star and the New Straits Times. A content analysis revealed that most ofthe stories on Islam are revolved around war, crime and politics. News on Islam has reported that this religion been relatively associated with violence; suggesting that the news agencies are bias as reporting on Islam, especially in the news republished by The Star. The main frames projected in The Star are "Islam is inherently violent" and "Islam does not go well with the concept of peace ". Although news reports in NST suggested that terrorism and wars are common in the Islamic countries, yet the tones suggested that Islam is not the source of the act of extremism. The mainframes in NST are "terrorism and warsare common in the Islamic countries, yet Islam is not to be blamed" and "the Muslim countries are slowly moving from extremism to peace and moderation. The finding indicates that there English newspapers are forced to republished negative news on Islam which will resulted in a misconception of Islam among the readers.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Islam, news framing, stereotypes, international news agencies
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English language
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > Journalism. The periodical press, etc. Press > Periodical and newspaper publishing
Divisions: Research Management Institute (RMI)
Depositing User: Staf Pendigitan 1
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2015 04:57
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2016 00:48
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/13083

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