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Re-scripting Islam: Muslims and the Media


Conference Schedule
DeVault Alumni Center – 1000 E. 17th St., Bloomington, Indiana 47403
   

Day 1 – March 23, 2011

8:30 a.m. Registration
9:15 a.m.

Welcome

9:30 a.m. Panel 1: Muslims in the media
  • Dr. Elizabeth Poole – Staffordshire University Media Studies
  • Ammina Kothari – PhD candidate Indiana University School of Journalism
  • Sheila Lalwani – Research fellow at the Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at Georgetown University
  Moderator: Çiğdem Balım Harding, Director of Graduate Studies and Director of Language Instruction, Indiana University Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures
 
11:15 a.m. Panel 2: Covering Islam
  Moderator: Bob Zaltsberg, Bloomington Herald-Times Editor
 
1:00 p.m. Lunch
2:00 p.m. Panel 3: Muslim experience with the media
  • Safaa Zarzour – Secretary General, Islamic Society of North America
  • Monem Salam – featured in the film "On A Wing And A Prayer" and ISNA board member
  • Zaineb Istrabadi – Indiana University Department Near Eastern Languages and Cultures
  Moderator: President Faiz Rahman, Bloomington Islamic Center
 
4:00 p.m. End day
7:00 p.m. Keynote talk: Islam in a Post-9/11 America*


Day 2 – March 24, 2011

9:30 a.m.

Panel 4: Student research on Islam and the news

  • Patrick Rollings – Islam in Hip Hop:  West Side Meets the Middle East Side
  • Kevin Memolo – Professional Environment Leads to Scrutiny of Muslim Athletes
  • Lauren Kastner – A Balancing Act:  An Analysis of the Media’s Portrayal of Jordan in Israeli-Palestinian Peacemaking
  • Alisa Wiersema – The Struggle of Female Saudi Arabian Journalists

ModeratorAmmina Kothari, PhD Candidate Indiana University School of Journalism
 

11:15 a.m.

Panel 5: Muslim women in the media

Moderator:  Professor Christine Ogan, Indiana University School of Journalism

1:00 p.m. Lunch
2:00 p.m. Panel 6: Crafting counter-narratives
  • Arsalan Iftikhar – Creator of TheMuslimGuy.com, media commentator and international human rights lawyer
  • Nabil Echchaibi – Assistant professor at University of Colorado at Boulder
  • Rita King – New media scholar and Founder of Dancing Ink Productions

Moderator:  Manaf Bashir, PhD candidate Indiana University School of Journalism
 

3:30 p.m. Closing remarks
4:00 p.m. Conference ends

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