TV news content as a mirror of racism in society
6/23/20 Tuesday: TV news content as a mirror of racism in society
Presented by: Dr. Geri Alumit Zeldes, Professor in Journalism
Join us as we watch “The Death of an Imam,” a short film Zeldes directed in 2010, followed by a discussion of influences on news media content.
About the film: On October 28, 2009, FBI agents shot and killed Imam Luqman Ameen Abdullah in a warehouse in Dearborn. It was the first killing of a Muslim religious leader in the U.S. by government agents. This 16-minute documentary examines the news reporting associated with the shooting. It explores the issues at the core of the incident: The allegations of a terrorism conspiracy, the use of FBI informants, and Muslims in the mainstream media.